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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Neuroscience: Neurosurgeon uses design inference in brain hypothesis

Neurosurgeon Mike Egnor, who was said some kind words about The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist's case for the existence of the soul, has an interesting hypothesis about how the brain protects itself from the hammering it might take from the blood flow from the heart.

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews professor of neurosurgery at SUNY, Stony Brook Michael Egnor. Dr. Egnor discusses his current research into cerebral blood flow and the buffering of the brain from the force of blood pumped by the heart. Dr. Egnor's approach to this problem is that of an engineer, using the design inference to understand how the brain protects itself from the pulsatility of the arterial blood flow of the heart.

That's his specialty, apparently.

Also, this is Dr. Egnor on the abuse he endured when he started questioning materialist theories of human origins.

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