It is confirmed that life exists after death
After conducting a study involving more than 2,000 people, British scientists have confirmed that consciousness is maintained after the heart stops.
The incredible discoveries have also served to give us an idea of what happens to people who live an out-of-body experience after being declared clinically dead and then returned to life.
Before the study, scientists believed that the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart stopped pumping blood throughout the body. Once arrived at this point, it was also thought that consciousness effectively also stopped.The study conducted by the University of Southhampton and published in the journal Resuscitation shows that people maintain their conscience until 3 minutes after being declared dead.
"Contrary to what we used to think, death is not a specific moment, but a potentially reversible process that occurs after a serious illness or accident causes the heart, lungs and brain to stop working."
"If this process is reversed, we call it 'cardiac arrest'; however, if attempts to return the functioning of the body are not successful, it is called 'death'. "
Results of the world's largest study on "near-death experiences"
The study's principal investigator, Dr. Sam Parnia, interviewed 2,060 patients from Austria, USA. UU and the United Kingdom that had suffered at least one cardiac arrest. Of all of them, almost 40% claimed to have continued experiencing some consciousness after being declared clinically dead.
The study concluded the following:
The issues related to near-death experiences seem much broader than what has been understood so far.
In some cases of cardiac arrest, memories of visual awareness compatible with so-called out-of-body experiences may correspond to actual events. Many people live them but do not remember them due to brain injuries or the effect of sedative medications.
The terms widely used, although scientifically inaccurate, such as near-death or out-of-body experiences, may not be enough to describe a real experience of death.
The experience of death deserves genuine investigation without prejudice.
Jerry Nolan, editor-in-chief of the Reuscitation Journal, who was not involved in the study but is considered an authority on the subject, said of the research: "Dr. Parnia and his colleagues should be congratulated for conducting a study that will open the door to a more exhaustive investigation into what happens when we die. "
A significant finding of the study
Parnia said that one of the most important findings of the investigation was that of a 57-year-old man who had an extracorporeal experience and was able to confirm with disturbing precision what was happening around him after having "died" temporarily.
"It is significant because it is often assumed that near-death experiences are hallucinations that occur before the heart stops or after the heart has successfully 'rebooted', but never an experience corresponding to events' real 'happened when the heart is not beating. "
"In this case, consciousness seemed to stay up to 3 minutes after the heartbeat had been lost."
"Something that is certainly paradoxical, since the brain usually stops working after 20 or 30 seconds after the operation of the heart is interrupted and does not resume until the heart is restarted."
"In addition, the detailed memories of visual awareness in this case were consistent with the verified events."