SCP1027 Carnivorous Central Nervous System Object Class Euclid
Item : SCP1027 Object Class: Euclid Special Containment Procedures: SCP1027 isto be housed in a standard liquid containment tank, immersed in a saline solution. Personnelare to avoid direct physical contact with SCP1027 with the exception of feeding staff.SCP1027 is to be given one (1) fresh bovine brain per week. All staff involved in feedingof SCP1027 are to wear Level4 bioprotective equipment. In event of exposure to SCP1027,affected personnel are to be immediately treated as instances of SCP1027 and subjected tostandard containment protocols.
Description: SCP1027 closely resembles thecentral nervous system of a human (Homo sapiens) that has adapted to life outside the humanbody. Specimens currently in the possession of the Foundation measure from 1.1 meters(measured from the apex of the cerebrum to the base of the sciatic nerve) to 1.5 meters.Attached are the basic sensory structures associated with human functioning, includingsensory nerve structures, eyes, and cochlea. SCP1027 appears to be able to interpret signalsfrom these systems in the same way as a human subject. However, all neural structures withinSCP1027 are capable of movement to varying extents. This movement is most noticeablewhile SCP1027 is immersed in a liquid medium.
Neural composition in SCP1027 appears similarto that of a human, with the exception of the neuroglia. The myelin sheathing coveringthe cells of SCP1027 is approximately 300% the thickness of that found in a healthy adulthuman. In addition to this, glial coatings on neurons of SCP1027 have been found toextend the full length of the cells, and are apparently permeable to neurotransmitter compounds.As a result, SCP1027 is capable of supporting itself outside the environment of a livingbody, although it is most comfortable in a somewhat saline water solution. SCP1027 seems to feed primarily on the neurotransmittersfound within mammalian brain tissue. Consumption
takes place by a process similar to osmosis,in which the neuroglia of SCP1027 extract and absorb certain compounds. The exact processthrough which this is accomplished is unknown. Regular feedings render SCP1027 much moredocile, reducing the risk of exposure. However, it seems that SCP1027 is capable of survivalfor extended periods without feeding, and it is not known at this time whether thereis actually a biological need for these chemicals. When presented with live prey, SCP1027 willapparently merge with its nervous system, draining neurotransmitter agents over time,leading ultimately to death. However, when exposed to a living or recently deceased (lessthan 12 hours prior to exposure) human, SCP1027
will instead infiltrate the brain throughthe auditory canal. Upon breaching the meningeal membranes, the neural ganglia of SCP1027will release a high dose of an apparently modified dopamine compound directly into thebrain, in addition to an electrical impulse measured at approximately 150 millivolts.This combination has been shown to initiate basic brain activity in 9â–ˆ% of cases. Thenervous system of the subject will begin to modify itself into a new instance of SCP1027.The neuroglia thicken, and the entire central nervous system detaches from the host bodyby accelerated decomposition. To date, no specimen of SCP1027 has been shown to possessany memories prior to becoming detached, and
have a functional intelligence level equivalentto that of a lower primate.