Pig Brains and Butterfly Goo

Brandy L Schillace
6 min readAug 9, 2023

The strange science of life, death, and consciousness

The paper appeared in Nature, and the scientists were careful to say that only bits of the brains had come back online, not enough to equal consciousness. All the same, the findings were paradigm-shattering. It means, for one thing, we don’t die all at once.

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Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her