Yes good point but I wonder what Sam Parnia believes now after the Aware study results. As I understand it the results were disappointing.[/QUOTE] Thanks, Doug Parnia's position is that consciousness continues (for a period) after the brain has stopped working based on where we are now with the research. Two years ago he said that he doesn't believe we become annihilated and that we are re-united with deceased loved ones etc. But you won't often hear him say that as it invoked savage criticism from the "death is the end and don't you dare say it's not, crowd" The results were disappointing only because the OBE was not able to tested properly. No one had an OBE in research area.