Can You Live Without a Brain?


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It is impossible for a human being to live without a brain. The brain is the organ that controls most processes in the body that facilitate life. The brain also controls a person’s thought process and is responsible for voluntary and involuntary muscle movements.

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Can You Live Without a Brain?
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The brain produces important hormones that maintain biological processes and control organ functions such as kidney, gastric and the immune system. Without a brain, a person cannot maintain her own body temperature. In the United States and many other countries, a person is pronounced legally dead if there is no brain activity or breathing and circulatory functions.

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