Researchers of New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, have claimed that mind even after body shows no signs of life continues to be aware of its surroundings. Dr Sam Parnia is studying consciousness after death and examining cardiac arrest cases in Europe and the US.
He said anecdotal evidence has found that people in the first stage of death can still experience some form of consciousness.
The expert told Live Science, “Those people who have survived cardiac arrest later correctly described what was happening around them after their hearts stopped beating.”
Dr Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York said, the accounts given by patients were verified by medical staff. They were left shocked after knowing that the patients remembered the details after being resuscitated.
Dr Parnia said “We’re trying to understand the exact features that people experience when they go through death, because we understand that this is going to reflect the universal experience we’re all going to have after we die”.
A similar research at Michigan University?
In 2013 researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the electrical signals inside the brains of nine anesthetized rats having an induced heart attack. They found that animals experience a surge in brain activity in the minutes after death.