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Were Does Consciousness Reside By Dr. Eben Alexander
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
A new book by neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, in which he describes his conscious awareness during seven days while in a coma under the care of neurosurgeons at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virgina, challenges the common understanding that consciousness is the domain of a healthy brain function.

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In 2008, while “doctors weighed whether to discontinue treatment, my eyes popped open,”Alexander writes. Rather than experiencing seven lost days of no conscious awareness, with “my higher order brain functions totally offline”, he describes a life-altering journey into a very different world, which he recalls in vivid detail.

His training and experience as a neurosurgeon had taught him that consciousness was impossible during this coma, given that “the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity”, but he found he was conscious and aware.

This experience while his “neocortex was inactivated”, gave him “reason to believe in consciousness after death.”


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Re: Were Does Consciousness Reside By Dr. Eben Alexander
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 04:37:42 AM »
This was very interesting article to read. I read it in Scientific American. :)

Regarding coma, not all comas are the same. There is a unique neurological scale to differentiate levels of coma, it is called Glasgow Coma Scale:

P. S. For Jewel only in Balkan Languages: :)