A superhuman healing factor might very well be the most common super power. It is almost necessary in superhero stories because it allows super people to shrug off damage that would otherwise end them. But what if what had to be healed wasnâ€™t a scrape or cut or lost limb? What would happen if you regrew...your brain? Could you regenerate memories?When you think of superhero regeneration, characters like Wolverine, Lobo, and Deadpool immediately come to mind, though Deadpool might be the hero most associated with regenerating after extreme damage. Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld says that Wade Wilson can even regrow his entire head if he had to.
The human brain is possibly the most complicated thing in the universe. If someone like Deadpool could regrow their head and brain, how would that process proceed, and what would happen to the memories that make the merc with the mouth who he is? You know. Annoying.In my latest episode of Because Science, we are going to find out.After you watch the new episode, check out my last video on how survivable pop culture-style grappling hooks are, buy a Because Science shirt, mug, hat, or collectible pin, and follow me on Twitter or on Instagram to give me a suggestion for the next episode. Want Because Science even earlier? Subscribe to Alpha for access to the show two full days before anyone else.