The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo," he wrote. "If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry. However, I don't want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It's been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ally who would happily support me in that risk. Although it's just one person. For a start, it's good."
Dr Canavero believes that impossible is only a way of the mind. By changing perspective, everything becomes attainable.
He proved so when in three months at age 27 worked out the mechanism of one of the most intractable medical mysteries ever, central pain syndrome.
10-20-2009, 10:31 AM
Just as more evidence that phantom pain is linked to the brain, I recall a report about a surgery done by Dr Sergio Canavero several years ago where a woman wound up with phantom pain in a 3rd arm that never existed. All from "tweaking" something in her brain and apparently messing up something with the brain's "map" of the body. Canavero has done a lot of good work, but there's always risk when you're on the cutting edge.
Or they're a bit mady uppy.If you click on "organization" on the website belonging to the Neuroscience Department of the Torino University, it's not even filled in. More importantly, they don't mention "neuromodulation" even once.
None of the results when you search for "neuromodulation" or "neuromodulazione" on the university's site have anything to do with Sergio Canavero. Maybe his "advanced group of neuromodulation" works at another university.
I said I wouldn't come back but you guys make it hard.
Just google "Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group" and make google show up results only from before 2010. There's tons of mention of it from as far back as 2003 it seems.
A funny side story is that, should this indeed be a ruse, so many media outlets reported on the brain transplant story without doing any basic journalistic research and fact-checking whatsoever.
My actual guess, btw, is that the doctor is not just a marketing campaign for MGSV, but was probably an inspiration for the game and they asked if they could use his likeness. I think a lot of this could easily be explained as Kojima drawing inspiration from reality and a real world interesting thing rather than the real world thing being an elaborate MGS marketing ploy.
That is true.
(This 100%. But to pretend otherwise is more fun.)
*This post does not necissarily reflect the views of Palculator.
I have the same theory. Kojima probably drew his inspiration from him.My actual guess, btw, is that the doctor is not just a marketing campaign for MGSV, but was probably an inspiration for the game and they asked if they could use his likeness. I think a lot of this could easily be explained as Kojima drawing inspiration from reality and a real world interesting thing rather than the real world thing being an elaborate MGS marketing ploy.
If Kojima somehow orchestrated some or all of this, it's the longest, biggest con he's ever done, not only fooling gamers, but the entire world press and media.
So this Doctor is going to do a real-life head transplant. But that's not the weirdest part...