Scientists Discover What We See When We Die

Scientists have for the first time recorded a dying person's brain waves.The recordings suggest that near-death experiences can cause someone's life to "flash before their eyes."

The findings, published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, are incomplete due to the patient's brain injuries.

An 87-year-old man went to the ER after a fall and rapidly deteriorated while hooked up to an electroencephalograph (EEG) machine.

People have reported paradoxical lucidity and heightened consciousness in relation to death for decades

After capturing approximately 900 seconds of brain activity, the team focused on the first 30 seconds before and after the patient's heart stopped beating.

Immediate post-cardiac arrest changes in brain waves associated with higher-order cognitive functions like information processing and memory retrieval were noted

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