The neuroscience of life after death – Consciousness and awareness in the resuscitated brain.

The neuroscience of life after death – Consciousness and awareness in the resuscitated brain.

When those people come back with memories and self- awareness, the big question arouses: Can the mind exist without the brain? Is there an existence of consciousness when all the body’s physical mechanisms cease to function? A talk by Rachel Langford, Neuroscientist (MSc. Med, MBPsS)

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The scientific answer to the question of life after death: With new methods and equipment to improve resuscitation following cardiac arrest, the point of death is pushed further. Doctors can now bring people who are defined as clinically dead back to life even after few hours. 

When those people come back with memories and self- awareness, the big question arouses: Can the mind exist without the brain? Is there an existence of consciousness when all the body’s physical mechanisms cease to function? Is there life after death?

In this talk Rachel will discuss consciousness and the brain, the way neuroscientists and doctors are trying to explain phenomenon like near-death-experience (NDE), and the phenomenon that are still beyond scientific explanation but happen in hospitals frequently, such as Terminal Lucidity.

Rachel will discuss case studies and her own research in the field and will also share some findings from her experience with the NDE support group in the UK.

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