Adding cortex to primates

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Are there any attempts to add more cortex to primates or chimpanzees/gorillas/monkeys or even dogs and cats?

Will adding cortex make them like us?

What do you think are the challenges (and how to overcome it) of engineering animals to be like humans?
 

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Are there any attempts to add more cortex to primates or chimpanzees/gorillas/monkeys or even dogs and cats?

Will adding cortex make them like us?

What do you think are the challenges (and how to overcome it) of engineering animals to be like humans?
That's gross. Are you serious?
 
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Are there any attempts to add more cortex to primates or chimpanzees/gorillas/monkeys or even dogs and cats?
Not that I know of.
Just guessing there would be a lot of regulatory hurdles to doing this in the US or EU.
Have no idea of other places.
 
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Well that was said with respect to genetically engineering it.
Transplanting bit of neural tissue here and there was going on in the 1980's.
Not so much to add cortex to modify behavior but to test methods of getting the new neural tissue to integrate into the brain as a step to fixing medical problems.

The simplest application would be fix spinal injuries which in humans would not regenerate connections.
I knew people doing this in graduate school but have no idea of what is going on with that stuff now.
A googel search might find reveal some hits.
 
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Are there any attempts to add more cortex to primates or chimpanzees/gorillas/monkeys or even dogs and cats?

Will adding cortex make them like us?

What do you think are the challenges (and how to overcome it) of engineering animals to be like humans?
No, I do not believe that there are any such projects, at least none reputable, due to ethical reasons..

Your question requires too much speculation and you have provided no recognized peer reviewed examples of such things, so your thread does not meet our rules against speculation, so I am closing it.
 
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