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The Brain as It Lay Dying

Science reveals that a flash of brain waves occurs at the point of (and even after) death; what can that tell us about life?

Interminable lights cascading downward. Photo: Joshua Sortino / Unsplash

Science cannot tell us when the moment of death occurs. Despite all of our technology and all of our research, we still have only a legal definition of death — not a medical or scientific one. Why? Those ephemeral…




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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her

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