For sure you have wondered by now what really happens when you die. You have probably saw in a lot of movies that those who died and come back to life said that they saw a light at the end of a tunnel or that they floated above their bodies. Until now, it was known that the mind keeps working after the body dies.
Scientists have founded that a person’s consciousness continues to work after they have died. Dr. Sam Parnia and his professional team from New York University Langone School of Medicine wanted to see what really happens in the life after death. They looked at some studies in Europe and the United States on people who have suffered cardiac arrest and recharge.
Parnia told “they’ll describe watching doctors and nurses working and they’ll describe having awareness of full conversations, of visual things that were going on, that would otherwise not be known to them”.
By definition, death means a permanent cessation of all vital, in other words, the brain’s functions stop and can no longer keep the body alive. Sam Parnia also explained that the “thinking part” of the brain, the cerebral cortex slows down and, in fact, this means that brainwaves are no longer visible on an electric monitor between 2 or 20 seconds.
“At the same time, we also study the human mind and consciousness in the context of death, to understand whether consciousness becomes annihilated or whether it continues after you’ve died for some period of time — and how that relates to what’s happening inside the brain in real time,” he said. Also, this type of brain activity was recorded by a few doctors at a Canadian Intensive Care Unit on one person who had brain activity for up to 10 minutes after they turned off their support machine. The doctors discovered that the experience of death it’s very different for each patient. So, yes, for some patients who were clinically dead, brain waves continued to occur.