Photo via Jens Maus/Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) Sergio Canavero, a professor at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy, is planning to perform the world’s first head transplant in China later this year.
After that, the ambitious neuroscientist plans to perform the world’s first brain transplant, using a cryogenically frozen brain and a donor body.
Canavero says he plans to do it in three.
Photo via ReactionImage.org Canavero claims to have successfully performed head transplants on a variety of small animals, including mice, rats, and dogs.
In fact, the company that Canavero said he plans to work with, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alcor Life Extension Foundation, told Gizmodo: It is not yet possible to revive human brains cryopreserved with present methods.