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    I'm collecting some primary research for my EPQ. I would like to know your personal view please.

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    Is there a survey that you forgot to link, or should we all just put our views down here?
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    It ceases to exist
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    Aye, Where be the Survey?

    It's a strange one. Now I know a little about the subject, might help you.

    The brain changes as we age and our thoughts and experiences "shape" it- as in the structures and neuron connections change based on what we use/need.
    At Death- Brain Death that is, What happens? Surely if the person is healthy- no memory illness, dementia etc. Surely then the "person" still exists in some form because the shape/structure is unique to that person. If you could take a scan or "restart" it then you could bring the person back "online" in some form. If you could digitise it then you've got a system to process information in a unique way- Paul Dirac for instance could visualise maths in a way no one else could- clearly that would be useful.
    Now brain death is said to (medically) be when the blood stops flowing through the brain., The cells stop receiving oxygen, and build up with Carbon Dioxide obviously then they are meant to die.
    Another question then- I think in some organisms (humans included) when the body dies the cells produce substances that help digest the body. Does this happen in the Brain?

    Hope this helps, I'd be open to keep in touch via PM if you want more help- both because I've done my EPQ before (on Mars) and because I'm generally interested in the topic.
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    Consciousness is a consequence of intelligent life, if that life ceases to exist, so does its consciousness.

    My view.
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    20 minutes later... Still no sign of a survey...
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    Ah, no, I should have mentioned, just put your views down on here
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    (Original post by MaddieRose99)
    Ah, no, I should have mentioned, just put your views down on here
    Then that isn't a survey!
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    As a Christian i believe that each person has like a soul ? which is immortal ?

    "[the soul is] The spiritual principle of human beings. The soul is the subject of human consciousness and freedom; soul and body together form one unique human nature. Each human soul is individual and immortal, immediately created by God. The soul does not die with the body, from which it is separated by death, and with which it will be reunited in the final resurrection."*
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    It ceases to exists and then your body decays. (I m an atheist )
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    I'm not arrogant enough to say that I know that I'm right but here's what I think:

    Once the brain ceases to function then that's the end of that person. No afterlife. No reincarnation.
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    I don't know. There's a lot of scientific evidence to suggest that consciousness can't exist without a living, functioning brain to produce it. So, the simplest explanation would be that after physical death, consciousness ceases to exist. I'd like to think there's something though.
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    I imagine the experience or state of consciousness to be similar to the period of time before you were born. In other words, complete unawareness.

    I'm open-minded to other ideas though and certainly wouldn't define myself as an atheist. Essentially I believe that anything is possible, but I have my predictions of what might happen.
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    I have no frickin clue.
 
 
 
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