• Question: is true that scientist have performed a brain surgery on cocroach

    Asked by 225heaa32 to Dorcas, Jay Oty, Mel, Chapa, Priscilla on 2 Oct 2014.
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      Melissa Kapulu answered on 2 Oct 2014:

      @225heaa32 Hmmmm!

      I have never heard of this one. So not sure would have to find the evidence for this. What I definitely know is that cockroaches have a brain but if functions quite differently from ours.

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      Dorcas Kamuya answered on 2 Oct 2014:

      To add to Melissa’s point, the brain of a cockroach is quite different from that of a human. Cockroaches have fascinated scientists because of their ability to survive under very different and hard conditions. That is why it is one of the insects that scientists have studied a lot, including how it’s brain, formed of 3 lobes, work. For example did you know that a cockroach can continue living for several days even when it’s head is decapitated?