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Old 04 January 2007, 01:40 AM
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Icon402 Severed dog head kept alive.

I didn't see this anywhere on the old board, so here goes

There's a video that claims to be a 1940's Soviet experiment, that shows a severed dog head kept alive with a pump, and reacting to various abuses.


I agree with one commenter; how can the head move without any neck muscles?
Old 04 January 2007, 01:45 AM
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Old 04 January 2007, 01:52 AM
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The dog's head is able to move with no leverage provided by a neck and body. I think it might be fake, although there was a report of scientists doing a head transplant with a monkey.
Old 04 January 2007, 03:17 AM
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The book Stiff, by Mary Roach, discusses the successful transplantation of puppy heads onto the body of a larger dog with full resulting fuction. These experiments were conducted in the Soviet Union in the 1950s by Vladimir Demikhov.

I'm not going to look at the video to see if it's the same experiment described in the book, because reading that chapter in the book (Just a Head: Decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant) robbed me of sleep.

I do recommend the book though, it's about human cadavers.
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