Episode 31: How NDE Research Led to Deconstructing the Link Between the Mind and Brain with Dr. Bruce Greyson

Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia and author of several books on near-death experiences (NDEs).In this podcast, we look into themes commonly present during NDEs, such as:

  • faster and clearer thinking
  • a diminished sense of time
  • overwhelming feelings of peace, wellbeing and joy
  • awareness of cosmic unity
  • new sounds & colors, and
  • visions of the future that often come to pass.

These phenomena lead to a deconstruction of the concept that the brain and mind are inexplicably linked. An NDE slows the brain, while the mind processes clearer than ever. If the brain can stop but the mind keeps going, what does this indicate about the nature of consciousness?