Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

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Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’
December 11, 2013

For millennia, human beings have wondered what happens when we die. What is the first-person experience of dying and being brought back to life? Technological advances in resuscitation science have now added an intriguing new chapter to the literature of “out of body” or “near-death experiences” by eliciting detailed and vivid accounts of those who have approached the threshold of death. However we might seek to explain such phenomena, it is no longer tenable to simply dismiss this accumulating body of firsthand experiences. Can these experiences be explained through the lens of biology and neuroscience? What can we learn from the transformative accounts of those who have crossed the threshold of death? How have their experiences affected their sense of self and identity? Join neurologist Kevin Nelson, psychiatrist Peter Fenwick, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal, and emergency medicine expert Sam Parnia as they share some of these remarkable stories and discuss how they analyze such experiences in light of their own backgrounds and training.

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Moderated by Steve Paulson
Executive Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge


Peter Fenwick, MBBCh, DPM, FRCPsych
Neuropsychiatrist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, St Thomas’ Hospital
President, Horizon Research Foundation

Mary C. Neal, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon and drowning survivor
Author, To Heaven and Back
For more information about near-death experiencer Dr. Mary Neal, go here

Kevin Nelson, MD
Professor of Neurology, University of Kentucky Medical Center
Author, The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain

Sam Parnia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Director of Resuscitation Research, State University of New York
Author, Erasing Death


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Confronting Mortality:
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Related NDE Links:

• How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World
• The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth
• Quick List of Prominent NDErs
• NDE Stories
• NHNE’s Collection of NDE Testimonials – Archive One
• NHNE’s Collection of NDE Testimonials – Archive Two
• NDEs NOT Caused by Malfunctioning Brains
• NDE Take-Aways
• Pulse on NDEs
• NHNE NDE Social Network
• NHNE NDE on Facebook
• NHNE NDE on Google+
• NHNE NDE Bookstore


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