Nitrogen fixing and near-death experiences

Thursday, 11 May 2023 - 8:30am
Light at the end of the tunnel (Photo by Stiller Beobachter from Ansbach, Germany, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

This week, Stu explains how nitrogen-fixing bacteria convert the essential element into ammonia for biological use, and how new research transfers this ability to photosynthetic organisms; and Chris looks at scientific experiments into near-death experiences, including a recent study showing spikes in brain activity when the heart stops beating.

Parnia et al. 2014 “AWARE—AWAreness during REsuscitation—A prospective study”:
Parnia et al. 2023 “Awareness During Resuscitation - II: A Multi-Center Study of Consciousness and Awareness in Cardiac Arrest”:
Xu et al. 2023 “Surge of neurophysiological coupling and connectivity of gamma oscillations in the dying human brain”:
Bush & Greyson 2014 "Distressing Near-Death Experiences: The Basics":

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