• Question: Is the heart more important than the brain ?

    Asked by Bethel to Emma W, David M, Chigozie O on 6 Feb 2024.
    • Photo: Emma Weir

      Emma Weir answered on 6 Feb 2024:

      They’re both pretty important organs as if either of them stopped working you’d be in trouble!

      Your brain wouldn’t work if your heart stopped providing it with blood and oxygen, but without your brain you wouldn’t be able to do anything at all. It has hundreds of jobs, compared to the heart which just has to keep beating. So I might be biased as a neuroscientist but I’d say the brain is more important 🤯

    • Photo: Chigozie Onuba

      Chigozie Onuba answered on 7 Feb 2024:

      The heart and brain are very important part of the human body. Each carry out different function. You basically need both of them to be alive(heart) and function properly(brain)

    • Photo: David McGonigle

      David McGonigle answered on 11 Feb 2024:

      Hmmm…Well, I guess the heart is (and I’m I neuroscientist). Why? Well, it is possible to be without a brain (actually the cerebral cortex, the crinkly bit at the top) and still have a functioning body, if the heart is pumping. It wouldn’t be a conscious body…but it would work!