amazon uggs This is what it is like to die
Death is coming for us all, and it not going to be pretty
The biggest ever study of what it is like to die found some truly disturbing results from 2,000 people whose hearts have stopped.
First, don imagine that death is a peaceful journey down a dark tunnel towards a light. While a small number people experience this, others experiences are VERY different.
Only 9% had any sort of death experience and just 2% had visual of body experiences.
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Nearly half of patients 46% remembered some of their experiences, but this included experiences of fear, andmemories which seem to correspond to real events in the operating theatre.
Consciousness also doesn appear to stop, as was thought, 20 to 30 seconds after the heart does instead, patients can recall real eventswhen doctors have assumed they are dead.
Be warned. Dying is NOT a peaceful float down a dark tunnel towards the light (Picture: Getty)
Dr Sam Parnia said that in one case, researchers were able to verify that a patient had recalled real events after their heart had stopped.
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Dr Parnia said: 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.
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.
the detailed recollections of visual awareness in this case were consistent with verified events.
The researchers, from the University of Southampton, studied 2,060 patients who had been through cardiac arrest, and then come back.
Dr Parnia said: it was not possible to absolutely prove the reality or meaning of patients’ experiences and claims of awareness (due to the very low incidence 2% of explicit recall of visual awareness or out of body experiences), it was impossible to disclaim them either and more work is needed in this area.
the recalled experience surrounding death now merits further genuine investigation without prejudice.
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’.
wanted to go beyond the emotionally charged yet poorly defined term of NDEs to explore objectively what happens when we die.