Galileo Commission adviser Bruce Greyson, M.D., is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. He was a founder and Past President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and for the past 26 years has edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
In this talk from 2010, Bruce argues that the belief that some part of human beings may survive bodily death (not as a religious question) can be operationalized in terms of empirically testable hypotheses.