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Erasing Death

Summary: Death is not a moment in time but a process – one that can be interrupted well after it's begun.
Air Date: 3/16/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Sam Parnia, MD, PhD
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D, is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death, the human mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences. Parnia directs the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and his groundbreaking research has featured on top national media outlets. He divides his time between hospitals in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he is an assistant professor of critical care medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a former fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
  • Book Title: Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death
Erasing Death
What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Physician and near-death experience expert Sam Parnia, MD, reveals that death is not a moment in time but a process – one that can be interrupted well after it's begun.

Tune in as Parnia shares the latest research from his book Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death. Parnia, who is also director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation), describes evidence that the human mind and psyche continue after the brain stops functioning. Parnia sheds new light on the science of consciousness and what happens to it after we die.

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