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Can a severed human head retain consciousness for awhile before death?

I’ve seen this happen in Afro Samurai and Devils on the Doorstep, so I’m curious if there’s any biological truth to this.

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  1. Yes, until the brain runs out of oxygen from the blood already in the head it will be conscious (unless it was already unconscious when it was decapitated).
    The time it remains conscious is of course, very short, a couple of seconds at the maximum.

  2. There was a man,I am not sure fo his name.Who gave his life for science,By letting his head be cut off.he said If he was conscious he would blink many times.Well they did it and he blinked alot.Whether this is from nerves in the body or him actualy being conscious we will never know.

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