Death is something that happens to us all sooner or hopefully later.
We all agree on the life after death. But, scientists have proven that, once you are dead, your consciousness continues.
There are British scientists who say thought persists after death and according to them, out-of-body experiences are in fact real in those who are declared dead and then revived. There are also over 2,000 people who studied by the British Scientists.
Most scientists believed that the brain was no longer active after the heart stopped pumping blood for 30 seconds and the consciousness awareness is ceased to exist. The University of Southampton’s researchers have proven that awareness is still experienced for up to 3 minutes after declared dead.
According to Dr Sam Parnia, the head researcher of the study : “Contrary to perception, death is not a specific moment but a potentially reversible process that occurs after any severe illness or accident causes the heart, lungs and brain to cease functioning.
“If attempts are made to reverse this process, it is referred to as ‘cardiac arrest’; however, if these attempts do not succeed it is called ‘death’.”
For the study, 40% Of the 2,060 cardiac arrest survival patients were interviewed and they said that they were able to recall some form of awareness after being pronounced clinically dead.
Dr Parnia explained, “This suggests more people may have mental activity initially but then lose their memories after recovery, either due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory recall.”
A 57 year old man was able to recall everything accurately that happening around him while he was temporarily dead after a cardiac arrest. It is one of the biggest and most significant finding.
Only 2% of patients said that their experience was similar to an “out-of-body experience”, this is when one feels almost totally aware of their surroundings following death. About 50% of patients in the study said that they felt fear, rather than awareness.
Dr Parnia said: “This is significant, since it has often been assumed that experiences in relation to death are likely hallucinations or illusions occurring either before the heart stops or after the heart has been successfully restarted, but not an experience corresponding with ‘real’ events when the heart isn’t beating.
“In this case, consciousness and awareness appeared to occur during a three-minute period when there was no heartbeat.
“This is paradoxical, since the brain typically ceases functioning within 20-30 seconds of the heart stopping and doesn’t resume again until the heart has been restarted.
“Furthermore, the detailed recollections of visual awareness in this case were consistent with verified events.”