Studies have shown activity in the brain 30 minutes after the heart has stopped beating.
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he will be performing the world's first human head transplant. Two experts weigh in on the ethics of the operation
"If you still have a brain that's alive...then to take that head off and take the body away, are we possibly killing someone?"
Canavero tells Newsweek the findings show their technique works and they now plan to conduct experiments on dogs.
The Italian neurosurgeon says the operation will take place in China within the next 10 months.
Sergio Canavero is committed to proving he's not a wacky Dr. Frankenstein.
'Ethical quagmire' arises from controversial procedure and neuroscientists are doubtful about the possibility of spinal cord fusion.