No, there hasn't been a successful human head transplant

Sergio Canavero speaks to the media during a press conference on Friday

- It sounds like something out of a disgusting B movie, but a professor in Italy says a team has successfully transplanted a human head in China.

Whilst Professor Catherina Becker, from the University of Edinburgh pointed out that the head controlling motor function can not be assessed in a corpse - meaning there is no way of knowing whether it would occur in a living human who undergoes the transplant.

After announcing the feat, which theoretically has the potential to literally change the face of the world, Dr Canavero said his team will now get ready to carry out a head transplant on living person.

He did not provide proof though, which raised a few suspicions.

Many in the medical community said that not only is it doubtful the procedure will be successful, there also are ethical questions, saying that whoever undergoes the procedure will be in incredible pain, and not able to breathe or control their own heart rate, Newsweek reported.

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Professor Canavero's team had previously claimed to have successfully transplanted the heads of rats and monkeys.

"According to the reports stated that world's first human head transplant" had been "successfully carried out", though clearly that won't really have happened until someone undergoes the procedure and survives it. In a statement to The Telegraph, professor Sergio Canavero claimed that the electrical stimulation of the nerves highlighted that the operation on the corpse had been successful. There are plans for a full head swap with brain dead organ donors, soon. Spiridinov's head will be frozen and a donor identified who will then have the Russian's man head transplanted onto his body. "And that is the final step for the formal head transplant for a medical condition which is imminent".

And as neuroscience Dr. Dean Burnett points out in a scathing op-ed, Canavero's outsized claims about past successes may not exactly align with the realities of his accomplishments. Everyone said it was impossible.

They say Dr Canavero did not connect the monkey's spine to it new head which meant that even if it had regained consciousness, it would have been paralysed.

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