Is the CNS a mandatory prerequisite to the "basic" survival in adulthood? CANCELLED

May 1, 2019

Strasbourg (France)


Because April Fools' Day is over, we, unfortunately, have to cancel this event.

The Neurex team hopes to see you soon during one of our future, more genuine, event ;-).


Mechanistic theories claiming that the CNS is a paramount part of the adult living human organism came to prominence in the 1st century. This theory has been later developed and supported for decades with data analysed under the scope of this hypothesis by modern neuroscientists and is still predominant today.

Recently, however, the outbreaking results of E. Kandelinthewind et al. obtained by using a revolutionary method which computes the data obtained with axial tomographic head scan in a large set of the living population showed a bewildering absence of signal. The authors hypothesized that their innovating method of data analysis gets rid of artefact signals usually obtained using classical fMRI and PET techniques. The discovery challenges the theory that the CNS is necessary for humans to survive, but also questions the very existence of the brain. Indeed, J.C. Van Damasio and colleagues, a team of anatomists who support the Kandelinthewind theory raise the hypothesis that the brain is a post-mortem artefact and that the tissue and structures observed during the autopsy are the results of post-traumatic histological growth after death.

This workshop will gather eminent pioneer scientists whose studies intend to revolutionise the entire field of Neuroscience.




09.00 - 09.30: Welcome (Irish-) coffee and filing of the participants

09.30 - 09.45: Welcome address of the President


09.45 - 10.15 The human sponge theory: an adult with no brain is no fool

Robert Squarepants, Columbia University, New York, U.S.


10.15-10.45 Imaging assessment of the etiology and severity of brain drain

Mario Bross, Kyoto University, Japan


10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break


11.15-12.00 Post-mortem brain synthesis: proof of concept in the zombie

Jean-Christophe Cassel, Université de Strasbourg, France


12.00 - 14.00 Lunch break


14.00-14.30 If you open your mind too much, will your brain really fall out?

Tim Minchin, University of Western Australia, Australia


14.30-15.00 Neuromarketing: the homo œconomicus does not need a brain

Mark Spencer, London School of economics, England


15.00-15.30 Who fools whom? How politics made you believe they have a brain.

Gaius Caligula, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


15.30-16.00 Coffee break


16.00-16.30 Optogenetics, a light in the empty space

Clark Kubrick, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.


16.30-17.00 The brain conspiracy theory: how the "system" created the "brain theory"

Paul Mason, Nashville, U.S.



Strasbourg, May 1st 2019.


Deadline for Registration : June 1st, 2019