Sweetie love, you have a few misfiring in your logic and understanding of what is being discussed.<quoted text>
Dave, baby, neurons don't misfire and produce thought. Neurons fire properly and produce thought.
Unless of course the person in question is certifiably insane or has brain damage. Then neurons misfire all the time - and the thought that regular neurons are producing gets jumbled. So...no, once again.
Turn up the O2 and try again. Breathe deeply. Inhale, slowly. Exhale slowly. And again. And repeat. Ok, good.
I said if you are having a dream you are having coherent thoughts. Those "misfiring" neurons are doing so to make a movie.
The lady said she was dreaming while dying. Something triggered that dream process. That dream process is done in your higher "human" brain circuitry. If that level is not functioning, then a lower or deeper level is.
This is a program written into you to exit this existence. This could not have been written by the strictly materialistic evolution you proclaim. There is just not any damned reason for "nature" to give a shit about the pain and suffering you go through upon expiration. Your materialistic function is over. For such a program to be written and entered into the human genome some ancestor would have to survive the experience, have it written to their genes, and then passed on to their babies, and their descendants then became modern man.
There is no imperative for nature to put you to sleep before you physically die. Why would she care?