• Question: In the future, do you think it will be possible to revive someone after their brain dies?

    Asked by 538dagk42 to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 8 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Matthew Flood

      Matthew Flood answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      Yes, but under a few conditions.
      They will have to be revived very soon after death so that there is still enough blood flow to the head.
      And, i think that if/when they are revived, the person will behave and act differently than before.

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      Further to what Matthew has written, if there is no oxygen flow to the brain, the cells start to die. This happens in the case of a stroke. It is hard to imagine reviving dead cells.

    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      I think that Matthew and Hugh have answered this very well!