What Is Death? – Mental Floss

Read article - Quotes James Bernat, the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor of Neuroscience and active emeritus professor of neurology and medicine, in an article that examines the various definitions of death and how they have changed over time, as life-extending technology has blurred the line between life and death. Bernat states that in most countries, being brain dead—meaning the whole brain has stopped working and cannot return to functionality—is the standard for calling death.