Donating one’s brain.
The latest MRI Scanner (Cardiff) shows images of the brain, albeit in false or enhanced colour, that demonstrates just how remarkable the living brain is. It is mesmerisingly complicated and has a absolute majesty about it.
The trillions of neuropaths, electro chemical signals, sending messages, codes to other parts of the brain, and the body, cross referencing, storing, warning signals, etc through millions of separate functions and actions is simply mind blowing (excuse the pun). One can only wonder how this magnificent and complex device developed over millions of years of evolution to give us the joy, privilege and complication of consciousness. Yet the more complex something is, the more things can go wrong and PD is an example of that.
When we die all this neuro-chemical and neuro-electric activity stops and everything closes down and the brain becomes inert, lifeless piece of matter, with no function or purpose.
That maybe something happens to preserve, to save, what was this beautifully functioning mechanism with its store of knowledge, ideas and consciousness, that was or is an individual (you) is a philosophical and spiritual debate, probably not for this forum. Yet openly or covertly most of us hope there is something.
Donation of what is left of physically (the dead brain) will, I’m sure help researchers find answers to PD as well as other neurological diseases. That's why I’ve donated my brain.
But the advancement the science of scanning of the living, functioning brain will, I’m sure, give us the ultimate answers.