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“Loki_762”Interesting. I was under the impression that a shot to the medulla, which controls involuntary actions such as breathing and heartbeat, would drop them dead with no twitching. Is this not the case, or is it just such a small target that it’s usually missed with a brain shot? Or is it just a myth? Regardless, Ted hits another home run with this video.
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What they indicated in the video is that the cells that control the twitch and flex response are actually lower down.  The brain’s function is to stop them from that reaction.  When you clip the brain it ceases to inhibit that reaction and they take off twitching and flexing in response until the O2 supply is depleted.  I’m sure it’s an evolutionary development that has proven useful against predators.  It’s an automatic response to pain or trauma that get’s them out of harm’s way.  It doesn’t work so well against lead though.