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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

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Contrary to popular belief, death isnot a moment in time, such as whenthe heart stops beating, respirationceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death,rather, is a process—a process that can beinterrupted well after it has begun. Innovativetechniques, such as drastically reducing thepatient's body temperature, have proven to beeffective in revitalizing both the body andmind, but studies show they are only employedin approximately half of the hospitalsthroughout the United States and Europe.

In Erasing Death, Dr. Sam Parnia presentscutting-edge research from the front line ofcritical care and resuscitation medicine thathas enabled modern doctors to routinelyreverse death, while also shedding light onthe ultimate mystery: what happens to humanconsciousness during and after death. Parniareveals how medical discoveries focused onsaving lives have also inadvertently raised thepossibility that some form of "afterlife" maybe uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuationof the human mind and psyche in thefirst few hours after death. Questions aboutthe "self" and the "soul" that were oncerelegated to theology, philosophy, or evenscience fiction are now being examined afreshaccording to rigorous scientific research.

With physicians such as Parnia at the forefront,we are on the verge of discovering a new universalscience of consciousness that reveals thenature of the mind and a future where death isnot the final defeat, but is in fact reversible.

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"Returning intact from experiences humans could not previously survive fascinates Parnia, director of the AWARE Study and critical care medicine specialist. Formerly the provenance of soap operas and B-grade horror movies, resuscitation from the dead is possible after 'ten minutes without a heartbeat,' an old estimate of when one's essence would be lost to permanent brain damage. The more we can reverse death the less we can define it; death no longer refers to a specific moment, but a process we can interrupt at key intervals. Parnia advocates 'erasing' death, an effort so radical it could obliterate human life. Collecting testimonials describing the so-called 'other side,' he combines 'revelations' — retained sensory memories and perceptions of movement — with traditional scientific methods to examine breakdowns in human systems, seeking critical links that, if restored, forestall dying. What happens when bodies live again, but are still likely to die from medical problems? Scientists push to comprehend consciousness when neurons don't fire, but cannot explain why near-death experiences are 'luminous' for some while resulting in depression in others. While 'resuscitation science' is not new, its progress extends ethical dilemmas about when medical ability should be used to restore life. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.
 
Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the worlds leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning.
 
With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.

Synopsis:

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death sheds new light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death?

No one comes face-to-face with death more often than Dr. Sam Parnia, founder of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation), and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death, the human mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences.

Based on cutting-edge research in the science of death, Erasing Death is evidence that we are making previously unthinkable technological progress in our battle against death, and still more radical victories await us. With Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we may be on the verge of inadvertently discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and the so-called human soul.

About the Author

Sam Parnia, M.D., PH.D.,is one of the world's leading experts on thescientific study of death, the human mind-brainrelationship, and near-death experiences. Parniadirects the AWARE Study (AWAreness duringREsuscitation), and his groundbreaking researchhas been featured on top national media outlets.He divides his time between hospitals in theUnited Kingdom and the United States, where heis an assistant professor of critical care medicineand director of resuscitation research at theState University of New York at Stony Brook anda former fellow in pulmonary and critical caremedicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Centerin New York.

Josh Young is a bestselling author and journalistwhose work spans entertainment, science, business,and politics. He specializes in co-writing bookswith notable personalities in diverse fields.

Sam Parnia, M.D., PH.D.,is one of the world's leading experts on thescientific study of death, the human mind-brainrelationship, and near-death experiences. Parniadirects the AWARE Study (AWAreness duringREsuscitation), and his groundbreaking researchhas been featured on top national media outlets.He divides his time between hospitals in theUnited Kingdom and the United States, where heis an assistant professor of critical care medicineand director of resuscitation research at theState University of New York at Stony Brook anda former fellow in pulmonary and critical caremedicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Centerin New York.

Josh Young is a bestselling author and journalistwhose work spans entertainment, science, business,and politics. He specializes in co-writing bookswith notable personalities in diverse fields.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062080608
Author:
Parnia, Sam
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Young, Josh
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.89 in 22.8 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Returning intact from experiences humans could not previously survive fascinates Parnia, director of the AWARE Study and critical care medicine specialist. Formerly the provenance of soap operas and B-grade horror movies, resuscitation from the dead is possible after 'ten minutes without a heartbeat,' an old estimate of when one's essence would be lost to permanent brain damage. The more we can reverse death the less we can define it; death no longer refers to a specific moment, but a process we can interrupt at key intervals. Parnia advocates 'erasing' death, an effort so radical it could obliterate human life. Collecting testimonials describing the so-called 'other side,' he combines 'revelations' — retained sensory memories and perceptions of movement — with traditional scientific methods to examine breakdowns in human systems, seeking critical links that, if restored, forestall dying. What happens when bodies live again, but are still likely to die from medical problems? Scientists push to comprehend consciousness when neurons don't fire, but cannot explain why near-death experiences are 'luminous' for some while resulting in depression in others. While 'resuscitation science' is not new, its progress extends ethical dilemmas about when medical ability should be used to restore life. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.
 
Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the worlds leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning.
 
With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.
"Synopsis" by , Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death sheds new light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death?

No one comes face-to-face with death more often than Dr. Sam Parnia, founder of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation), and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death, the human mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences.

Based on cutting-edge research in the science of death, Erasing Death is evidence that we are making previously unthinkable technological progress in our battle against death, and still more radical victories await us. With Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we may be on the verge of inadvertently discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and the so-called human soul.

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