Researchers come with some spine-chilling news regarding our after-death experiences. They claim our brain still remains active after our heart stops beating, so we can actually tell we are dead. This hypothesis has been confirmed both by people who had been declared dead and then were revived, and by the doctors who pronounced the sentence.
Some people remained conscious shortly after death
Although it sounds scary, it seems we are actually able to tell when we are dead. The study analyzed the mysterious realm of death, and found out our consciousness might really remain active even if our body is no longer alive. Therefore, it’s not unlikely that a physically dead person might hear the doctor declaring them dead.
For this study, researchers interviewed people who went into cardiac arrest, were declared dead by the doctors, and then managed to return among the living. Many of these people said they still knew where they were, and were aware of the presence of doctors around them. Even if some of them couldn’t tell exactly what happened, they could still perceive some external stimuli.
However, several of these people had more palpable memories. Some of them could even recall exact fragments of conversation which happened around them. Then, the doctors and nurses who were around at the time of their death could confirm the conversations had really taken place.
Even if the heart stops beating, the brain seems to remain alert
Usually, death is declared when a person’s heart is no longer beating. Scientists used to think the blood stops flowing to the brain at that moment, so it should stop functioning as well. However, there seems to remain some energy in the brain which keeps it moving for a short period after the other vital signals are gone.
This hypothesis is confirmed by an older research on rats, which were caused to have a heart attack. Shortly after they were officially dead, their brains remained in an alert state. This allows it to remain conscious, even death has actually occurred. Death has a lot of mysteries, and researchers have only started deciphering them.
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