Browse by #Tags

UFO Phenomenon Aliens Science Ancient Mysteries Anomalies Astrology Bigfoot Unexplained Chupacabra Consciousness Crime Unsolved Mysteries Freaks

brain blue

Scientists: Human brains grown in lab may be sentient

brain blueMany neuroscientists working with laboratory-grown human brains are worried that they might experience an endless horror with a conscious existence with no body.

Remove ads and support us with a membership

At least that’s the warning that a team of researchers from the Green Neuroscience Lab expect to deliver on Monday, during a national conference for the Society for Neuroscience, according to The Guardian.

While a mini brain has never been shown to be conscious or reactive, the researchers believe the risk is too great to keep using it.

Mini brains give researchers the opportunity to study the development and conditions of neurology in something more human-like than an animal model. While they do not reach a human brain’s complexity, scientists have been able to create ever more complex mini brains for their research.

Remove ads and support us with a membership

“We’re already seeing activity in organoids that is reminiscent of biological activity in developing animals,” Elan Ohayon, the director of the Green Neuroscience Laboratory, told The Guardian.

It’s that progress that has the neuroscientists concerned.

“If there’s even a possibility of the organoid being sentient, we could be crossing that line,” said Ohayon. “We don’t want people doing research where there is potential for something to suffer.”

Psst, listen up... Subscribe to our Telegram channel if you want even more interesting content!
Default image
Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of anomalien.com, a website he created in 2013.