Redefining DeathPartial Revival of Pig Brains Raises Ethical and Existential Questions
Can brain cells be revived after death? Conventional wisdom says cells die quickly when deprived of oxygen, but researchers recently sparked cellular activity in brains of pigs killed hours earlier, raising new questions about our definitions of death.
Disorders of Consciousness: Brain Death, Coma, and the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious StatesReport on Progress
The authors present two scenarios on what are the disorders of consciousness: wakefulness, awareness, consciousness, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and brain death.
Not What, But Where, Is Your “Self”?
A aspect of human consciousness—shared by few, if any, other species—is the sense of self. This sense is not necessary to awareness, as such; so how do we come by this distinctively human perspective? Or, as the authors ask, where in the brain is our “self”?