Neurosurgeon says brain does not create consciousness


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Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander says that science shows that the brain does not control consciousness, and that there is reason to believe our consciousness continues after death, giving validity to the idea of an afterlife.

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48 Comments
  • Jean Jacques Lundi
    Posted at 02:28h, 14 March

    It makes me so happy that a video like this can be release in our time and no be ridiculed. For years I had discussions with people with an almost fanatical zeal around the strictly materialistic view that science and academia have indoctrinated into society………everything that didnt' adhere to what was being suggested by these people was RIDICULED.

    But, the evolution of our mindset is just irreversable at this point. In 100 years our understanding of the world will be SOOO radically different………we are gonna look back and wonder WHY we never questioned that teacher, book or scientist that as a kid, TAUGHT US the brain was the end all be all of what we are. We all repeated it………none of us knowing why.

  • Alphaville86
    Posted at 01:32h, 16 March

    Actually the most accepted QM Interpretation is it does not need consciousness this guy is trying to say that consciousness affects reality

  • TheRed7000
    Posted at 02:23h, 16 March

    Consciousness is fundamental.
    Matter, energy, space, and time, are emergent.

  • Devansh Singh
    Posted at 09:51h, 19 March

    So basically you are explaining Vedic philosophy?

  • Grant Bartley
    Posted at 10:36h, 22 March

    He's right about the model. As Kant already said 200 years ago. Science is just catching up.

  • True Caitlin
    Posted at 21:43h, 28 March

    I've been really struggling with the thought of death recently. It's been eating at my brain for days and I'm having trouble with reality.
    I can't imagine that in order to evolve over time, that we as humans became so self aware to the point to where we question this stuff and it actually harms us by doing so. The increased anxiety and fear of either a soon to be death or future death. We just never know. I'm thankful there are people that are trying to research consciousness… But at the same time, we don't know if we will live long enough to find out the answer.

  • FREESPEECH
    Posted at 12:28h, 30 March

    The brain runs maintains the human body functioning organs cells etc to house the consciousness the soul

  • Crypto Alerts
    Posted at 22:49h, 30 March

    Bro just blew my mind

  • Black Vinyl
    Posted at 02:25h, 04 April

    Now tie all this in with all of the historical and religious prophecies humanity has ever encountered………. the consciousness is the fundamental workings of the universe (wifi-God), jesus is the projection of every man’s conscience (Spiritual avatar) that ever existed (hence we are all one, string theory, internet.) and we are the computers that are being projected onto God and Jesus in the next universe, The Future Universe to come……. So pretty much all those biblical and religious prophecies came true… to the revelations prophecy that jesus is going to come again IS true

  • Tay_Hilfiger19
    Posted at 07:05h, 05 April

    I still feel as if we cease to exist and don’t get to think for ourselves and just slowly fade

  • Jack Cumming
    Posted at 15:00h, 05 April

    Deus…if you have ever experienced an OBE…not a NDE, then you know there are other dimentions and we are able to visit them. I have the astral plain in mind here. I believe that a OBE is probably the same phenomenon..that NDE 's experience..as they have not yet 100% dead. They have not completely separated from the physical body. I have experienced OBE's..in the past..and so am talking from experience. I am not here too convince anyone..not my job, nor my problem. My experiences are for me and me only. I just add to the conversation.

  • Jack Cumming
    Posted at 15:06h, 05 April

    A spiritualist and an atheist..die and enter the spirit world.
    Spiritualist, to atheist. I told you life after death was a fact..that it's real.
    Atheists – Why..who died ???
    There is no convincing some people…no matter the evidence. So why bother ?

  • mark josemanders
    Posted at 11:11h, 06 April

    God does not exist

  • chile9615
    Posted at 09:23h, 09 April

    Its the Hive Mind Man!!!

  • Lester Bialog
    Posted at 23:51h, 09 April

    a scientist deceived by himself.

  • Eva Andrea
    Posted at 20:08h, 17 April

    Interesting point but this guy is talking about it like it's a fact…and all he's expressed is at best a hypothesis…!!! Interesting though, I'm just sceptical of someone selling a book in general!

  • Rady
    Posted at 04:35h, 19 April

    Yeah, when I think about consciousness I cannot come up with any other logical explanation than that it is something that is natural to the universe (obviously, we are here and we have it) and that we only filter it, kinda like light consists of all colors and you can split it up. I would go as far as to say that we are part of the same consciousness but divided by our memories and, well, brains in general. We obviously can't share our human experiences with each other in a way that is understandable for humans. I don't believe in stuff like telepathy or whatever, the way I think about consciousness is not something that changes life itself. But it does give some hope for "death" because in a way, you aren't the human body (including your brain), you are the universe having a human experience. And with death it is kinda like amnesia, your personality and memories get deleted, but the most substantial part of "you" is still there: the consciousness

  • man kind
    Posted at 19:59h, 19 April

    Wow,wht did he say at end

  • Jovan Jovic
    Posted at 03:35h, 20 April

    I partially agree with this. What I don't agree with is the reincarnation thing and memories from past lives. I say it's all BS stories and there is no single proof that any of those were true. Whatmore, many of those stories turned out to be invented just for publicity and to earn people money.

    Why I don't believe in it? Because I think that consciousness is a fundamental part of the Universe, even more fundamental than matter is. It is engraved in every single living being, in every single atom of the Universe, in every single particle. Everything that exists has at least some level of consciousness and there is no a single atom in the universe with 0 consciousness. The human brain that consists of like 100 billion neural connections has probably trillions of times higher level of consciousness than a simple atom of hydrogen, but the consciousness of that hydrogen atom is not zero. It exists, electrons are orbiting around its core just like the Earth and other planets are orbiting the Sun. It is alive.

    So having the above in mind, I think the purpose of the infinite consciousness that floats within the Universe is to experience life within the universe from all possible positions and all creations. From an ant perspective, deer, bird, monkey, human, dog, leaf, tree, an electron orbiting the atom, etc. Literally everything. It's like the infinite consciousness has infinite probabilities and experiences every sensation that matter can produce. In other words, in your own body, your brain produces sensations and consciousness experiences them. When you're dead, your brain can NOT produce any sensations and there is nothing the infinite consciousness can experience anymore from your dead brain. Consciousness doesn't die, it just continues existing within all other matter in the universe EXCEPT in your dead brain. There is no way for some other newly born brain to pick up memories from a dead brain and for consciousness to experience them. Consciousness only experiences the sensations that matter creates, which is why everybody has a feeling their life is unique and that it is the only life that ever happened to them. After your brain dies, you forget everything because obviously all the memories get destroyed and you start all over again from scratch thinking that past lives never happened. Life is an infinite restart loop and we always have a feeling it's the first and last one we'll ever have.

    There is a probability the Universe itself is conscious as well. Imagine if our whole solar system and all the galaxies within our whole known Universe are just a single atom of a nerve cell in a brain. That brain might never be aware of us, just like you're not aware of what is going on on a local level in each of the atoms within your own nerve cells. The universe and consciousness itself might be infinite within zoom in and zoom out as well. It's a scary thing when you start thinking about being trapped in infinity and never actually being able to get out and see the whole picture. There might not be the whole picture, it's just infinity that always has had existed and always will have.

  • 1ird
    Posted at 09:22h, 20 April

    This guy is full of crap. The "observer" in quantum mechanics isn't an actual conscious thing. An observer can be any inanimate particle that interacts with another.

  • RainSara
    Posted at 14:10h, 22 April

    2:15 his personal religion not facts

  • mark josemanders
    Posted at 01:33h, 25 April

    soul does not exist

  • thenoodler
    Posted at 02:53h, 26 April

    This is what is known in layman’s terms as “a quack”.

  • June VanDerMark
    Posted at 14:58h, 29 April

    Others will know you really are dead, when flies come immediately to lay their eggs, as the body starts decomposing. With real death, there isn't any way your supposed soul is going to reenter that body.

  • Keilani Etzkorn
    Posted at 23:04h, 30 April

    This doctor sounds like Neo in the Matrix.

  • 777 One
    Posted at 20:01h, 01 May

    He looks like Bill Nye
    And before he was also hard atheist/agnostic
    I wonder if Bill Nye would believe in God if he experience Near death. Actually Bill Nye is nothing more that science promotor while this guy is top tier neuroscientists

  • F4UCorsAir
    Posted at 22:01h, 03 May

    You mean qualia, why there is such a thing is baffling. It really isnt necessary to exist. So its interesting why it exists.
    You could have completely functioning human being without qualia, philosophical zombie. It would act just like a normal human being but it wouldnt have any qualia.

  • Hu3 M4n
    Posted at 02:51h, 04 May

    we are transcivers.. that-s the body/brain.

  • Thien
    Posted at 10:59h, 04 May

    Your consciousness expands tremedously when you die – wow, what a tantalizing prospect!

  • Kuro Ryu Dai Ryu
    Posted at 16:18h, 04 May

    But he didn't explain why he asked some journalists not to reveal the truth………so a certain lie had been told by him

  • Matt Skinner
    Posted at 11:43h, 05 May

    Astounding to me that someone speaking such metaphysical TRUTH has been given a mainstream platform like Larry King. Right on!!

  • nlwxp
    Posted at 15:10h, 06 May

    It comes from God

  • tommy 💩🥇💩 tommy
    Posted at 07:48h, 07 May

    We are like a tree that doesnt know when to stop growing. 🤣 But we say we are conscious 😂 id say we are concious of where we are growing too.. our environment. We are only concious of the ground and what gave us life when we are on the path to death or we have felt extreme pain and seen both sides to life. This is the meaning of life in every aspect even if you dont make it to the end of humanity. The earths energy causes conciousness. Keep it simple

  • publius ovidius
    Posted at 18:25h, 22 May

    lol. Alexander is merely trying to con the public. His claims have been refuted including by the physician who treated him. He conflated induced coma with actual brain death. He's a grifter. Playing on people's desperate hope that death is not final. It probably is.

    https://samharris.org/this-must-be-heaven/

  • Deranged Crouton
    Posted at 13:41h, 27 May

    We fear death yet if conciousness were a brain function which impossible from how it defies the laws of physics as you are an observer and neither atoms nor electrical signals can do that considering there is as the guy says a local conciousness an observer, you would be solely made up of dead universe and would even have perception to begin with much less a fear of death. If reality is an illusion… whos the illusion for what is the brain generating this illusion for? Fearing death is wierd because if conciousness comes from dead stuff why can it fear itself just being that dead universe there is no way particles can understand themselves. We may observe our entire body being made up of atoms this much is true, behaviour and the complex systems the body has are totally plausible trough hyper advanced technology and energy but what is the thing that is observing the particles its body is made up of? Like i said the complexity and functions of life are all scientifically possible from millions of years of technological development you heard me right technological, if we arrange atoms in a particular way that exactly matches a living thing it too would act alive as a hyper advanced robot but what differentiates it from living and dead. My theory is that conciousness is the only thing that seperates dead universe from a living thing. I may not be concious i cant prove it to you so i may be an empty husk a hyper advanced piece of organic technology that is so advance it can act like its alive and describe something its programed to say its experiencing but isnt. This is called the zombie paradox. I may not have conciousness but maybe you dont either or i may be the only being in the universe that has conciousness and the scary thing is ill never know if you do to. Lets assume you are concious, that im concious, our conciousnesses are only local to our bodies if concioussness was something physical not metaphysical why is perception and individual perception possible. Even without the brains ability to sense, think or memorize what there is no understanding of whether youre alive or not because you arent experiencing anything even though your body is alive, its like bieng in a pacific rim mech and a monster rips out your mechs software, damage and collision detection systems, cameras and audio recorders but the mech still functions doing something the pilot isnt aware of and cant see. What is the pilot that these systems are for? If they were repaired the pilot would be recieving information from them again but would there still be a pilot? If the mech is turned off for good it loses all of those systems yet it wouldnt be any different from if what i said before happened to it it would be the same situation. The mech would be moving and doing stuff but it wouldnt know and neither would the pilot so how is it any different. The pilot which is the source of the conciousness therefore exists seperate from the mech as the mech can use the information from its software to function on its own as a robot but f thats the case it would just be programmed stimuli and generated responses, advanced but missing a presence that sees what its doing. Watch the film ex machina an tell me: is ava concious? Shes a really super advanced robot that can act human pretty convincingly and can react to external stimuli in any way but… is she actually percieving what shes doing or she a husk that convincingly acts like she isnt because external stimuli to is is oir way of understanding concioussness and without it we would still be something after all you cant detroy matter and energy or create it. How is it possible for a pilot to jump into a mech if the pilot doesnt exist in the first place, how were you able to experience if your body formed from dead universe that added to its mass. This is why the ship of theseus paradox is a real issue. If neither are the true ship… what was the true ship to begin with? What retains its consistant identity as the ship of theseus. Object permanence is a brain function a manmade thing if your friend Aly turned into a dinosaur would they still be your friend that was a human a second ago? No theyre something entirely different we just are tricked into believing that since this dinosaur is made up of Aly's atomic matter and you saw them transform that the dinosaur is still aly… just as a dinosaur and this much would be true if conciousness werent a phyical thing because if it is indeed a brain function the reorganising of all of allys molecules would make them appear concious as a dinosaur and then as a human again if they wrre transformed back but who was aly? This relates to the ship of theseus if your conciousness is physical the rearranging of your matte would make your conciousness, you as the observer cease to exist and be relaced with a copy of your conciousness that remembers everything you do and didnt even have any awareness of the fact that you dissapeared because it beleives itself to be you which would happen to the dinosaur version of you when its transformed replaced by a third enitrely new conciousness that remembers everything and is the exact same. So as we go through life our cells are replaced we are not the same people we were 7 years ago, our brains have developed, we had concioussness as a kid and remained concious even when our brains completely changed their chemistry over the years. If conciousness is physical that would mean your conciousness was replaced multiple times throughout your childhood but tht isnt the case at all, you experienced your entire childhood at least i did dont know if youre a husk, and didn't get replaced so what gives. The ship of theseus paradox becomes even more confusing when its used on us as we actually have something that carried on throughout our bodies many different forms, our conciousness has defied entropy and replacement from out bodies changes in atomic composition. Again using the pilot metaphor, we as the pilot have stayed in the cockpit of the mech that has been reworked every atom of its structure replaced yet the pilot remained inside the cockpit unnafected. This should give you alot to think about if you end up reading the entire essay i just wrote

  • High Alpha
    Posted at 22:11h, 27 May

    How is it possible for a Neuroscientist to suggest "once your body and mind die, your consciousness expands tremendously" I'd like to see the evidence to support this.

  • Tom Sutherland
    Posted at 08:41h, 30 May

    The world is a big shared dream , and we can change that dream anytime we’d like

  • knightgern
    Posted at 16:02h, 31 May

    My mom died with Alzheimer's, I was worry about she could find the way to heaven or find another womb. I was worried, but I think I can understand how consciousness work when brain activity is minimal. I think I can understood this fully.

  • glizzy goblin1922
    Posted at 01:26h, 03 June

    energy cant be created or destroyed, you are made up of energy all types, when you die it doesnt just blink away out of existence it goes somewhere, maybe its not a concious afterlife but your energy goes somewhere

  • Blake
    Posted at 05:51h, 04 June

    How did I know this guy was going to be a Christian when I googled him

  • Reylime
    Posted at 19:33h, 08 June

    if the brain doesn’t hold conscience in a way we must all share the same conscience, but different aspects of it depending on the hardware we have.

  • Junior Chirwa
    Posted at 07:29h, 09 June

    I think the brain is the physical embodiment of your consciousness sort of like a simulator,same way a driving simulator is a computerized embodiment of a real car not quite accurate but just enough to exist within that virtual reality.

  • Ricardo D Souza
    Posted at 22:01h, 11 June

    imagine this thought experiment… we are all time travellers. We travel into the future at different rates of time , not only in respect to each other but even in respect to different parts of our body. Speed, gravity dictate the passage of time and this calculates into varied passing of time. Now, each person is travelling into the future or being left behind in the past, yet each person always discovers new versions of the person left in the past or people left in the past discover a new version of a person who has travelled into the future. Hence each persons observation is only valid unto themselves. That reality of each individual is unique and only relates to himself or herself. In this way , we are all time travellers or time left behind individuals and it gets even more confusing due to different parts of our body perceiving time differently. I don' t have the conclusion to this scenario but the most rational one should be that we are just observers in a vast space of our own choosing. Hence- we create Reality

  • Christinne Radu
    Posted at 08:28h, 14 June

    One name for all of u: Corrado Malanga. Give it a search!

  • ShineyM
    Posted at 16:30h, 21 June

    But the thing is you put someone to sleep in a neck choke then they don't remember what happened
    Why? Because the blood is not flowing to the brain
    hence consciousness is out

  • food4lifecycle4life
    Posted at 16:50h, 21 June

    Excellent . You are on the right tract .your understanding is in line with the Vedic understanding

  • food4lifecycle4life
    Posted at 17:03h, 21 June

    The vedic literature has a very definite explanation of the sequences we struggle with .
    We are the individual souls trapped in the body . Consciousness is the symptom of the soul .
    Consciousness pervades the brain as well as the entire body . It is non physical and thus expansive . At the time of death the soul transmigrates to another realm ( mainly different species )
    There is evolution but of the soul not the bodies .
    The evolution of bodies if true can only produce robots . Fish robots . Human robots .that too, with intelligent design and not by chance . Are you listening mr Dawkins .
    This is not my person view but extracted from the oldest and the the most concluded “the Vedic scriptures” adheres by million in thousand yrs of intelligent human existence.