The idea of a silent birth was a concept presented in Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, based on the premise that words spoken during pain or unconsciousness could have adverse effects on a person later in life. I’ve observed it to be true myself, both from my own personal recall and from applying Dianetics techniques to others. However, there are those who can’t quite wrap their wits around the idea that information IS recorded during pain or unconsciousness.
Dr. Allan J. Hamilton, author of The Scalpel and the Soul, was the subject of an interesting video interview. In the video and in the book he talks about a patient who was not just unconscious but completely brain-dead and still remembered things that happened in the operating room. He is a brave man to buck the system and publicly say what many doctors and nurses have personally observed but which goes against the “official position” of the medical community.
There really IS a difference between the mind, the body (which includes the brain) and the person him/herself (the soul or spirit).