[ASC-list] Why do we die, and who's researching this?

Cobi Smith cobi.smith at anu.edu.au
Tue Apr 5 11:10:03 UTC 2011


Hi Bianca, it just so happens RiAus has an event coming up touching on some of those questions - you mind find some of these speakers useful:

http://www.riaus.org.au/events/2011/06/14/when_are_you_dead_brain_death_and_organ_donation.jsp



On 05/04/2011, at 12:32 PM, Bianca Nogrady <bianca at biancanogrady.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> 
> I'm wondering if anyone could help me with some research I'm doing into why and how we die? Morbid, yes, but also fascinating stuff. 
> 
> I'm interested in current thinking on why we die (instead of living forever), and suggestions for researchers to interview. I'm also looking for researchers/experts who can talk about the actual physiological mechanisms of death ... what's happening at the physiological level when we experience the event of death?
> 
> I'm happy to interview anyone anywhere in the world so they don't have to be based in Australia.
> 
> Thanks in anticipation,
> 
> Bianca
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