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Does Consciousness Exist Beyond the Brain?

Renowned Neuropsychiatrist, Peter Fenwick, challenges conventional brain science through exploring the relationship between consciousness and near-death experiences.


Is consciousness primary? Does it exist independent of the minds that experience it? Or is matter primary, and consciousness just a random phenomenon emerging from it? Dr. Peter Fenwick, a leading neuropsychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, pursues his exploration of the mystifying reaches of consciousness in coronary care units where patients' hearts and brains stop...and then restart. The near-death experiences recounted by these patients suggest that consciousness does indeed exist outside of our bodies upon death. Though anecdotal evidence is widespread and quite persuasive on its own merits, Fenwick and colleagues are attempting to document the phenomenon scientifically. Their potential success would revolutionize popular and materialistic notions of consciousness and advance this long-mired debate over the nature and location of consciousness.

In this Voices talk, Fenwick will defy the barriers of conventional thinking and draw participants into the mysterious, uncharted territory between science and spirituality.


Speaker(s):

Dr Peter Fenwick | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

2 June 2005 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Voices from the Edge
13 Windsor Street
Islington
London
N1 8QG
0207 288 7000
http://www.wie.org/voices

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Tickets:

£10/£8

Available from:

The Window
13 Windsor Street
Islington N1 8QG

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