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NEW YORK — The line between life and death is not as clear as once thought, now that developments in the science of resuscitation have made it possible to revive people even hours after their heart has stopped beating and they are declared dead, medical experts say.
"Historically, when a person's heart stopped and they stopped breathing, for all intents and purposes, they were dead," said Dr. Sam Parnia, an assistant professor of critical care medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook. "There was nothing you could do to change that," Parnia told an audience at the New York Academy of Sciences last week.
However, in the process of unraveling mysteries of death at the cellular level, scientists have learned that death does not occur in a single moment, but instead is a process. It is actually after a person has died -- by our current definition of death -- that the cells of the body start their own process of dying.
But you could argue that hallucinations and after-life experiences have the same underlying neurobiology- why not.
When they start to share belief in God or afterlife, what are they sharing.
...we only can sense a limited amount of the energetic activity happening around us...it is parsed into a form that "makes sense" to our body and mind. I think there is more at play than simply a shut down brain creating its own stimuli though. This is supported by some of the experiences where they were able to retell, accurately, things that could not be known to the electrical signals of the brain at the time.
All existence, without exception, anywhere in and of the universe, is determined by energy interaction and correspondence.
Except, of course, if this universe is only a part of the totality of "existence."
reply to post by Serdgiam
I don't contest the fact that these experiences are rich with symbols/metaphors, I am just saying that shouldn't be taken so literally. They are like shadows and fragments of objects, not the objects themselves.
And I don't think we have really mapped the extent of what "electrical signals of the brain" really know.