Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What happens to consciousness after you die?

If we take this in a more scientifically approach how would you explain this? I'm studying physiology at the moment and the way I see it is that consciousness only exists because all of the parts of the brain, that allow it to exist, are in working order. Remove a major element and the whole thing goes away. Think about if you ripped apart a water molecule. You know that the hydrogen molecules and oxygen combine together to make the water, but in their base forms they're purely that: base forms. However, if someone gets into a terrible accident when part of his/her brain stuff working they still have concious to some extent. Or is consciousness a complex manifestation of electrical activity in the brain that if the activity ceases, consciousness ceases?
Actually the whole definition of the word conscious is a complex concept that is hard for people to wrap their brains around. That's why it's best not to worry too much about it because you'll probably get a brain aneurysm from thinking to deeply, lol.

17 comments:

  1. i've always wondered that question, and now i have an aneurysm. thanks, lol xD

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  2. nothing because the electrical signals stop and it does not exist.

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  3. My personal view is that the brain doesn't generate consciousness, but houses it.

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  4. i wondered this aswell. if someone was talking and their head was cut off where do those thoughts go? does everything that person thought and knew just go away??

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  5. i think it just ceases to exist... it's like there is no light when you break a lamp

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  6. my consciousness will go to heaven (srs)

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  7. Our CPU has no more power so.. nothing :P

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  8. that is an interesting point... the worst thing that could happen is that you're still conscious well after you die, only that you're trapped in your rotting corpse forever...

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  9. My CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer. but jokes aside, it's hard not to ponder a question like this. Maybe we'll never know until we reach that point,

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  10. I don't think anything happens to it after you die. You just end

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  11. I've always wondered! Following and supporting. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  13. Great blog, the last line made me laugh (:

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  14. the recent movie "source code" is a science fiction around this topic. pretty interesting stuff

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  15. Just my thing. Glad I found this blog.

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