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Materialistic thinking suggests that perceptions of life after death are a creation of the brain. Armed with evidence from scientific studies, Chris Carter shows that consciousness does not depend on the brain, and that near-death experiences may truly provide a glimpse of an awaiting afterlife.
Chris Carter received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Oxford. The author of Parapsychology and the Skeptics, he currently lives in China.
Table of Contents
|Does Consciousness Depend on the Brain?|
|Ancient and Modern Theories||p. 6|
|Objections of Skeptics||p. 19|
|Opinions from Neuroscience||p. 24|
|Physics and Consciousness||p. 32|
|Are Memories Stored in the Brain?||p. 81|
|Theories of Life||p. 87|
|The Near-Death Experience|
|Reports from the Brink||p. 104|
|Into the Abyss: Horrific Near-Death Experiences||p. 127|
|Near-Death Experiences across Cultures||p. 136|
|Proposed Psychological Explanations||p. 150|
|Proposed Physiological Explanations||p. 160|
|Experiencing Death through Drugs?||p. 185|
|The "Dying Brain" Theory of Susan Blackmore||p. 201|
|Veridical Near-Death Experiences||p. 216|
|Near-Death Experiences of People Who Are Blind||p. 230|
|The Scientific Challenge to Materialism||p. 235|
|The Near-Death Experience as Evidence for Survival||p. 245|
|Reports from England to India||p. 254|
|Alternative Explanations||p. 261|
|Comparison with the Near-Death Experience||p. 268|
|Epilogue: Next||p. 270|
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