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A strange type of NDE for the near future(?)


#1

Hi just wanted to share with you this talk, following the mediatized announcement by an Italian neurosurgeon that by 2017 the first head transplant will be possible.


If that happens, the head will be unambiguously dead during the ‘transfer’ from one body to the other, so that NDE’s are expected to happen when consciousness is free from the body during the time the brain is not functioning as a receiver (cf the last couple of minutes of the video).
I don’t know whether all this will really happen, but I found this Frankenstein-like story fascinating.
With metta to all.


#2

That’s the Guardian article that covers this; which also briefly touches on the question of the self (and no-self), which is another reason why I had thought this subject is quite interesting http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/13/neurosurgeon-first-head-transplant-america-sergio-canavero