On tour this summer, opening for Blankets for Kittens, it’s the baddest band in the land…Reversible Death! And rest assured they will be performing their number one hit, “Dead Eyes (Open Again)”!
After five hours of deadness, scientists have succeeded in restoring function in eyes that “resembling those [abilities] recorded from living subjects”. Hold up. That sentence makes it sound like the scientists were dead for five hours before achieving their breakthrough, which would, admittedly, be really cool, and would fit even better the parameters of the subject matter we cover here on this website. Alas that was just a case of me wording the sentence incorrectly. It was the eyes that were dead for five hours but were then restored to functionality. Which is still pretty cool.
The result of the experiment “raises the question of whether brain death, as it is currently defined, is truly irreversible… [Since the] Retina [a part of the eye] is part of our central nervous system…we think similar things might be seen also in the other parts of the brain.” In other words, they’re one step closer to bringing a dead brain back to life. Let’s just hope they don’t accidentally drop the jar containing the reanimated brain marked “normal” and go with the “abnormal” one instead. Not again.