Leading on from my post about neurocinematics, it seems I’ve got the brain…er…on the brain. It got me thinking about Adrian Williams’ chapter on ageing diseases and how the brain is affected over time by the functions we need to grow, live and survive.
He writes that ageing diseases – from Parkinson’s disease to dementia, diabetes to cancer, and others besides – are side effects of the lives we lead and the ways our bodies change over time, and asks whether redox husbandry could make the human brain immortal.
One to ponder. The ‘brain in a jar’ trope is strictly optional…