afterlife en Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final <p>If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?<br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 45470 at Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final Radiolab: The Afterlife <p><strong>Airs Monday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. </strong>What happens at the moment when we slip from the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It&#39;s a show of questions that don&#39;t have easy answers. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:10:00 +0000 8016 at Radiolab: The Afterlife