Life after Death
Does Consciousness Continue after Death?
Scientists in the US have started a huge 3-year project to explore the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. They want to find out exactly what
happens in the brain and the consciousness after the body dies (so-called ‘clinical death’). The Human Consciousness Project will examine around
1,500 people all over the world who survived after their hearts stopped functioning.
When the heart stops beating no blood gets to your brain, and after about 10 seconds brain activity ceases. That is normally the official death point.
Yet around 10% or 20% of people who are brought back to life from that point, which may be a few minutes or over an hour, report having consciousness.
They all report being able to see what is happening after that point, as if they were floating on the ceiling. The scientists want to confirm whether
these are real experiences or hallucinations, by cross-checking what the patients’ report that they saw happening from above, with the doctors and
nurses who were present. So far, hundreds of cases have been confirmed as accurate, to the amazement of the medical staff.
Essentially here is the situation...A person , for the sake of example, lets say a male in his 60's, is home
watching his favorite American Football Team.
Two minutes before the game is about to end, he suffers a heart attack. Ten seconds later his brain stops functioning in a manner that would allow for
Despite this, he knows the outcome of the game, sees his wife (again for the sake of example) call 911.
He perceives an argument between ambulance staff over politics and knows the opinion of each individual. He remembers entering the emergency room and
knows the the medical problems of other people in that department. As well as specifics about conversations staff are having not actually related to
there jobs in general.
One full hour after entering the hospital, doctors are able to revive him and after having been admitted. He describes in detail the events, despite
the fact that in consideration to the purely biological factors such things are impossible.
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