neural grafting


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neural grafting

An experimental procedure for transplanting tissue into the brain and spinal cord. Possible sources of material to be used include human fetal tissue, cultured and genetically engineered cells, and tissues from the patient's own body.
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Let us begin by different notions of personal identity and personality, and the implications of neural grafting on them.
In regenerative medicine by neural grafting, the goal can be to restore and preserve rather than to change.
For the sake of argument, let us imagine that neural grafting and transplantation has progressed to the stage where it is a practical and successful treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Leaving the more metaphysical ruminations on personal identity aside, there could be an alternative way of understanding the implications of neural grafting on personality and personal identity.