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- n. A condition where the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent, replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
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The woman had been born without the portions of her brain associated with thought and awareness — a condition called hydranencephaly that’s usually fatal prenatally or in infancy.
Consciousness in the raw: the brain stem may orchestrate the basics of awareness. (hydranencephaly and other brain diseases): An article from: Science News by Bruce Bower