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#1 AnBr

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 03:57 PM

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Time of death is considered when a person has gone into cardiac arrest. This is the cessation of the electrical impulse that drive the heartbeat. As a result, the heart locks up. The moment the heart stops is considered time of death. But does death overtake our mind immediately afterward or does it slowly creep in?

Some scientists have studied near death experiences (NDEs) to try to gain insights into how death overcomes the brain. What they’ve found is remarkable, a surge of electricity enters the brain moments before brain death. One 2013 study out of the University of Michigan, which examined electrical signals inside the heads of rats, found they entered a hyper-alert state just before death.

Scientists are beginning to think an NDE is caused by reduced blood flow, coupled with abnormal electrical behavior inside the brain. So the stereotypical tunnel of white light might derive from a surge in neural activity. Dr. Sam Parnia is the director of critical care and resuscitation research, at NYU Langone School of Medicine, in New York City. He and colleagues are investigating exactly how the brain dies.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:44 AM

The brain relies on sensory input to function properly, deprived of inputs, it starts to invent its own simulation. This is nothing more than a brain crying out for some information and then trying to fill in the gaps to explain what's going on. Doesn't mean they're aware of death, they're just trying to make sense of things.
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 09:07 AM

 DCoronata, on 28 June 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

The brain relies on sensory input to function properly, deprived of inputs, it starts to invent its own simulation. This is nothing more than a brain crying out for some information and then trying to fill in the gaps to explain what's going on. Doesn't mean they're aware of death, they're just trying to make sense of things.

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 08:16 PM

View PostDCoronata, on 28 June 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

The brain relies on sensory input to function properly, deprived of inputs, it starts to invent its own simulation. This is nothing more than a brain crying out for some information and then trying to fill in the gaps to explain what's going on. Doesn't mean they're aware of death, they're just trying to make sense of things.

I know we've migrated, but I have seen this phenomenon in real time. Even within death, the brain fires. Truly, it can go back to concerns for the people you love. TRUTH- I have seen the fight to live and the title fight against what came next. Shit- it happens and although I would love to deny it, I had Mr's face in my hands. Honestly, I tried to explain it to him that I would be ok- always his main concern. I don't give a damn about what the ME and the Police said- I got his last breath, and last word. A little piece of energy released, and then it's gone. So it goes.

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