Author's note: This is the second installment of a series. View Part 1 here. The newly published results of the AWARE study, sponsored by the University of Southampton, appear to provide the first body of scientific evidence that human consciousness persists at least for a few minutes after clinical
Professor Denis Noble from the Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford published the first computer modelling of the heart (/Nature/, 1960). From 1984-2004, he was Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Oxford, and is now co-Director of Computational Physiology. He is author of The Music of Life, the first popular book on systems and computational biology
"Highest systems property: “The living organism does not really exist in the milieu extérieur but in the liquid milieu intérieur … a complex organism should be looked upon as an assemblage of simple organisms … that live in the liquid milieu intérieur.”...
After dying, André Luiz encounters neither the Heaven nor the Hell depicted in the teachings he had received during his Catholic upbringing...but rather a sort of interworld, "a nonmaterial but real replica of the material world".
The idea of the interworld is found in Hinduism (intermediate state between the moment of death and that of reincarnation), Tibetan Buddhism (upon death the soul passes through an intermediate region).
This idea of an intermediate state is also found in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.