Today i was having a debate with my girlfriend about whether or not it would be possible to attach a severed head to a different headless body under these circumstances :
1. This experiment is being conducted on parts that are less that 1 minute separation form the original bodies
2. The parts are being artificially kept in the ready state ¹
3. Effectively re-establish nervous system functions
¹ i am describing the ready state as the bodies have been hook up to a machine to pump in oxygenated blood and pump out the blood that need to be re-oxygenated. So that in this state the bodies will suffer minimal decay.
I think that this is a plausible experiment but the one real problem that i can see is the damage to the spinal cord because at this time there is no procedure to repair a spinal cord. But with the research into to stem cells shows promise as a solution to repair the spinal cord and possible repair all the severed arteries and muscles. I will concede that is is quiet impractical. I read a fortune cookie that said " Everything is impossible until someone does it." and i think is a good way to think about this experiment.