Researchers now believe that consciousness may persist for up to 20 seconds after a person has clinically died.
New research has revealed how the 'pleasure chemical' dopamine plays a key role in human consciousness.
Some scientists have speculated that consciousness could be the product of quantum processes.
For centuries, mankind has struggled to understand the precise nature of human consciousness.
We all make hundreds of decisions every day, but by how much are these influenced by unconscious factors ?
Scientists have identified an area of the brain that seems to be strongly connected to consciousness.
The question of exactly what consciousness is has puzzled philosophers and scientists alike for millennia.
Scientists have warned that miniature brains grown in the lab may have become conscious and could be suffering.
It turns out that staring into someone's eyes for ten minutes can induce an altered state of consciousness.
For years, scientists have clashed over whether or not plants possess a form of conscious awareness.
A recent experiment has called in to question our understanding of when a person's brain has truly 'died'.
Scientists have been trying to find a way to definitively determine if a brain injured patient is conscious.
A groundbreaking new trial is aiming to find a way to regenerate the brains of clinically dead patients.
Scientists now believe that conscious awareness and subjective experience may be common in insects.
Scientists have shed new light on how we experience the world through our perception of consciousness.
Dmitry Itskov maintains that he will live forever by uploading his consciousness in to a robotic body.
Having slipped in to a coma at the age of 12, Martin Pistorius didn't wake up again for over a decade.
91-year-old Janina Kolkiewicz had been declared dead 11 hours before waking up inside a body bag.
An extensive new medical study has found tantalising evidence that awareness may continue after we die.
Scientists have identified the area of the brain responsible for triggering our conscious experience.