Surgeons Detail First U.S. Face Transplant

December 18, 2008 at 1:10 am Leave a comment

Doctors Describe 22-hour Surgery; Recipient’s Identity Remains a Mystery*

‘”A face has what’s called mimetic movements,” Canady said. “When you laugh or smile, you’re not thinking about laughing or smiling; you just do it. These are involuntary movements in a face that make it a face. I don’t know how much of that is possible to be regained in a transplanted face.” ‘  Really.  Evidently I am truly a geek.

In point of fact a distinction should be made her between bases of consciousness; lingual and therefore social, and non-lingual and therefore to at least some extent unique.  That society by nature tends to discourage unique consciousness complicates things a tad.

*You know, headlines like that might make me a bit hesitant to visit whatever hospital is in question.  Sounds like they not only lost the patient, they don’t even know what (s)he looks like.

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