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Death

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Gabrielle Jones

on 4 March 2013

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Transcript of Death

There are many definitions, but it does not answer the mysterious question. What is death? Literature We all have to face it one day Embracing Death Do people fear death? Fear of Death Brain and Death What is Death? Different literature artists such as Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou, or artist such as Van Gogh, would express death in their writing, or as Gogh would, in his painting.

As artist expressed their feelings about death, each individual has something to say as well. Do people fear death, or do they fear how they will die? Cultural Differences Death is associated with the body and the brain shutting down. Is it a light? Is it a religious experience? Is it the end? Or just the beginning? Before death, the brain waves start cascading as if they were having adrenaline rushes. These brain wave activities can cause someone to come back to life, or die.





During the dying process, many believe the brain is first to go . This can be true in some cases, and researchers state that bodily functions are still active after death, even after a minute. There are even certain myths about the body moving, hair growing, and nails growing, but its all due to the nerves jerking and twitching. Many believe that death is the same among the world, but each culture has its own differences. Throughout many cultures, the process of mourning is similar. Different cultures Native Americans celebrated death in private
People of the Chinese culture bathe the body after their loved ones death
Mexican Americans usually hang relics around the dying to comfort them. People around the world usually want to die a good death. Others fear that a bad life would leave them unfulfilled. Death- irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem. Thanatology- Study of death. Suicide- intentional taking of one's own life. Many people do not fear death unless they have an unexpected meet with it. Studies have been shown that fear of death or embracing death negatively, can cause suicide or a deep depression. If people continue to be uncomfortable talking about death, this question will never be answered. Children expect to live forever and the elderly expect to die tomorrow. A Mystery (insertvideo) Religion is often a primary factor in death diversity, but many scientists and scholars believe death is just a normal part of life. Human Research

Alleyne, Richard. "A 'cascade' of brain activity as people die could explain near death experiences." Differences. (2010): n. page. Print. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7785944/A-cascade-of-brain-activity-as-people-die-could-explain-near-death-experiences.html>.

Barron, jon. "Brain Actvity After Death ." Differences. (2009): n. page. Web. 18 Sep. 2012. <Barron, jon. "Brain Functions Even After Death." Differences. (2009): n. page. Print. . >.

Inglis-Arkell, Esther. "10 Bodily Functions That Continue After Death." Differences. (2011): n. page. Print. <http://io9.com/5862418/10-bodily-functions-that-continue-after-death >.

Klotz, Irene. "Brain Waves Surge Moments Before Death." Discovery News. (2009): n. page. Web. 18 Sep. 2012. <http://news.discovery.com/human/near-death-brain.html>.

van der Geest, Van Der. "Dying peacefully." considering good death and bad death in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana. (2012): n. page. Print. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14732604?dopt=Abstract>.


Cultural Outlook on Death
Brown, Janelle. "Death Brings out Cultural Differences." (1998): n. page. Print. <http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi>.

Lipson , J.G., S.L. Dibble , and P.A. Minarik. "Focus on Diversity." Cultural Aspects of Dying and Death. (1996): n. page. Print. <http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/737/755395/dying_death.pdf>.

Lovetoknow, . "Death in Cultures Around the World." (2006-2012): n. page. Print.
<http://dying.lovetoknow.com/Category:Death_in_Cultures_Around_the_World>


Wilkie, D.J. "The Influence of Culture on Attitudes toward Dying, Death and Grieving." (2002-03): n. page. Print. <Lovetoknow, . "Death in Cultures Around the World." (2006-2012): n. page. Print. . >.



Causes of Death
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"Psychology of Death." (2000): n. page. Print. <http://www.wyfda.org/basics_4.html>.

Roy, Sabreri. "The Psychology of Death." On the perception and process of death and the progression of death fear to death feeling Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3206180. (2009): n. page. Print. <http://ezinearticles.com/?The-

Psychology-of-Death&id=3206180>.


Westley, Ana. "IMAGES ACROSS CULTURES AND TIME." (1984-2006): n. page. Print. <http://www.trinity.edu/mkearl/death-1.html>.
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