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A Condemned Man Tried to Keep Blinking After His Head Was Cut off

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This was perhaps the earliest study conducted into the brains independent function. It seemed to give the result that the brain does continue to work even though it is no longer attached to the rest of the body. Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier would have discovered that in the harshest of ways.

Oddly enough, he was pardoned a little over a year after he was executed. Not that it would have helped him by that stage.

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