Does consciousness reside in the brain, or is it something else? Is the soul, ka, spirit, psyche, or essence that is you a force that interacts with the physical body and provides the consciousness for the being that is you?
One doctor and researcher, Dr. Sam Parnia, seems to think so.
It could be that, like electromagnetism, the human psyche and consciousness are a very subtle type of force that interacts with the brain, but are not necessarily produced by the brain.
He discusses his ideas, his work, and his research in his book Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death.
Read more about Dr. Parnia’s research regarding consciousness and the after-death experiences that he has gathered from some of his patients.