Creepy ‘Brain in a Bucket’ Study Spurs Medical, Ethical Debate

May 18, 2018

(NBC News) – First, a reality check: Sestan’s research used pig brains, not human ones, and nothing was reanimated. Bringing a dead brain back to life remains squarely in the realm of science fiction. But what Sestan and his team accomplished does take science into uncharted waters. Brain research is advancing so quickly that ethicists are scrambling to keep up.