Why Consciousness is Not the Brain, by SuperConsciousness Magazine
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in psi
Consciousness can operate beyond the brain, body, and the present, as hundreds of experiments and millions of testimonials affirm. Consciousness cannot, therefore, be identical with the brain. - See more at: http://www.superconsciousness.com/topics/science/why-consciousness-not-brain#sthash.64PpjCat.dpuf
I think this is what some people mean by Soul.
I think so. Soul is what functions even when brain and body are dead.