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Unread April 13th, 2007, 05:24 PM
josh18 josh18 is offline
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Default question about the brain and death

i am a psychology student in college and i hope to study cognitive neuroscience in grad school. i have recently become very interested in death and have begun to ponder what occurs in the brain during the process of death (that is, as a starting point, what occurs within the brain, within the mind of an individual, who is dying of age related causes and not disease) and what happens in the brain (what chemicals and activities) at the moment of and just before death.I have been wondering if such a study is even possible, or if mainstream science would consider such a study viable...i can see some great implications such as a more appropriate definition of death so that cases such as that with Terry Chiavo never happen again.
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