What would happen if we transplant a male human head onto a woman’s body?
If this is possible without killing the person, what would happen if we transplant a man's head into a woman’s body? An Italian surgeon named Sergio Canavero claimed that a successful head transplant is possible, but I don’t know if this is true or not. Even if it is true that successful head transplant, I still would never ever want to get a head transplant at all. But I wonder, what if a surgeon can decapitate the patient without killing the male patient, the head is still alive and transferred and attached onto a woman’s body, the body successfully accepts the new fully transplanted head and then wakes up from a coma.
- Robin WLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
What makes an individual is the brain. It would be a man wearing a woman's body.
- Anonymous8 months ago
- sparrowLv 78 months ago
Unless he were a transgender man, then he would not be happy when he woke up.
- 9 months ago
STOP dreaming of Micheal Obama so much..
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- 9 months ago
sounds very strange, i wouldn't trust such nonsense.
- geezerLv 79 months ago
Let's forget the fact that we cannot repair a severed spinal cord ...
The ''person'' would be the person who's BRAIN it was ... not the person who's body it was.
So .. a ''head transplant'' would actually be a ''body transplant''
- Robert JLv 79 months ago
We are many years, if not many decades, away from being able to reconnect a severed spinal cord.
Reconnecting even the relatively small number of nerves for re-attaching such as a severed arm is still a long way from perfect; the spinal cord contains many millions...
>google< Even more, apparently:
Number of neurons in human spinal cord = 1 billion (from Kalat, J.W., Biological Psychology, 6th Edition, 1998, page 24)
[If it could work, the result would be a man's mind controlling a woman's body].
- audreyLv 79 months ago
The horror of that happening is to much to contemplate.
- billrussell42Lv 79 months ago
even if this were possible, the personality and knowledge and identity is in the brain, so the woman would be dead, and the male would have a female body;
- SatanLv 79 months ago
It would be hard to say - obviously, they'll be thankful they're alive
Then, you have the nerve receptors for bits of their body that wasnt there before causing some confusion in the brain - how the human brain, which is very adaptive, would come to terms with this new input, could not really be said.
Same as if the woman's head is transplanted onto a male body and looks down to see a full funtioning wang. Hormones would be off the chart as they try and get used to their new environment