"What happens when you die..."
From the article:
Sam Parnia of the University of Southampton studied 2,600 patients who intimately know what happens when you die. After suffering a cardiac arrest, these patients were revived after their brain functions were supposed to have stopped. None of them recall walking
toward a bright light, but many recall detailed events after being declared medically dead, with 46 percent experiencing real events that occurred in the operating room.
"A good nine percent claimed to have had
a near death experience, and even two percent, or 52 people, claimed to have had visual out of body experiences. Unfortunately, death is not as peaceful as we might hope, since many just recall feeling fear.
biggest finding of the study was that the detailed events recalled by the patients actually corresponded to verified events.
“'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,” Dr. Parnia said according to Metro.
“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.”
In the end, the researchers believe the question of what happens when you die now “merits further genuine investigation without prejudice.” END