Originally Posted by jack404
These folks are doing research on a few different things , what we know is that when something dies of total brain stoppage ( like when i put a .223 through a roo) the spine can take over some nearve responces , almost like the spine is a second brain , and in some ways it is but oly on a nerve level
Yes, the spine has its own "logic". It is not just the 'wires' from the head to the muscles. I am not sure if I can explain in English correctly, because it's not my native language.
These spinal centers are responsible for many reflexes. When the child touches the hot radiator, it moves the finger away much earlier before it notices the pain. It is called spinal arc.
These spinal arcs may be used for diagnostic also. The knee reflex you may know from an neurology examination is such example.
When the doctor hits your knee with a rubber hammer, you'll kick.
When you'll try to do that to someone, who has cerebral palsey for example, he will react much stronger.
It is because the reflex is located in the spine, but the brain can calm it down. Wit the brain motion centers damaged, the calming is weak or missing, so the reflex is stronger.
When you'll try to do that to someone, who has spine injury, you'll see no reflex probably.
When you'll try to do that to the animal with bullet in the brain, it will kick again and again, because no brain response... until it will fade.