Eel: gutting out and spinal cord reflex. Cleaning and preparation to cook

Eel: gutting out and spinal cord reflex. Cleaning and preparation to cook


No, Despite what you see, the eel is already dead However, its autonomous nervous system is still Working… Giving up its last… resources… As so, it responds to stimuli external stimuli in uncoordinated reflexes What you see is a gutted out eel which responds to simple stimuli like touching, like the heat of the hand And responds so with twitching In the same way that if you touch something hot and you’re not expecting before you even have conscience that it was hot you remove your hand As this is the preparation to cook them, we need the sand to remove all of the… gooey thing they have around Although this may seem a little gruesome They are actually quite tasty And no, we are not Chinese, We are Portuguese and this is one of our… traditional dishes These are river eels and what you are seeing is a simple reflex They are already dead Their brain is alread dead But their nervous system is still Giving its last breath No, the eel is no longer alive What you see is a simple reflex Its a spinal cord reflex In this case the brain is dead long before the eel is gutted out This also happens with fish and with the frogs

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