NY doctor claims that when you die your mind lives on

A New York doctor claims that, when you die, your mind lives on.

NY doctor claims that when you die your mind lives on

A New York doctor claims that, when you die, your mind lives on – meaning you could be aware that you’re dead because your consciousness continues to function after dying.

Dr Sam Parnia, Director of Critical Care and Resuscitation Research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, along with his team, has been studying people who suffered cardiac arrest and were later revived.

Some of these patients claimed that, even though they were technically dead, they could still hear entire conversations and could see things happening around them.

Their claims were verified by the staff present at the time.

A person is technically dead when their heart stops and blood ceases flowing to the brain.

According to Dr Parnia: “Technically, that's how you get the time of death – it's all based on the moment when the heart stops. Once that happens, blood no longer circulates to the brain, which means brain function halts almost instantaneously.

“You lose all your brain stem reflexes – your gag reflex, your pupil reflex, all that is gone.”

But evidence exists that, when someone dies, there is a burst of brain energy. This is backed up by University of Michigan research, which monitored electrical signals in the brain that occur after death. This research revealed energy patterns linked to a hyper-alerted state for a short period after death.

Dr Parnia hopes that his research will unveil the “universal experience we're all going to have when we die”.

Did death just become a little scarier? Or do you take comfort knowing that you’ll know when you’re dead?

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    Ted Wards
    25th Oct 2017
    10:21am
    No anyone who cares to research will find a great deal of evidence to back this up. Just because research has suddenly discovered what thousands have known all along doesn't discount their findings. It would explain out of body experiences and all sorts. It also highlights that there is a great deal still we really don't understand about our bodies and that doctors are not the be all and end all.
    Charlie
    25th Oct 2017
    10:58am
    They seem to be talking about a short time frame between when your heart stops and you get brain damage from lack of oxygen?
    So when the heart stops in the hospital, there is still blood flowing to the brain because of all the revival stuff they are carrying out.
    Are they talking about a bloke who dies on the table and they do nothing, then he suddenly comes back to life again.?
    Didn't they sort out all that "time to properly die stuff", with the gas chamber, electric chair, and lethal injection.?
    HDRider
    25th Oct 2017
    11:07am
    Yes well, Status Quo Guitarist Ricky Parfitt would have argued this, he was pronounced dead for a little while last year before his now, untimely death. Ricky was interviewed and he stated, there is nothing, it goes black and thats it!
    The interview is on you tube.
    Rosret
    25th Oct 2017
    12:18pm
    Yes - many have told me that too. Just nothing. So live for today. :)
    Triss
    25th Oct 2017
    2:55pm
    Kerry Packer also declared that nothing happened after he was clinically dead for four minutes.
    Janran
    25th Oct 2017
    3:27pm
    Maybe those who see black have either gone to hell or, one only sees the much-reported shining light if you have a heart and a soul? (just joking)

    If your soul doesn't leave your body, then you are simply unconscious, whether your body's "dead" or not.

    As someone with a scientific mind, I never forget Einstein's Theory of Relativity and the Law of the conservation of matter. Einstein's theory of relativity is that mass and energy are equivalent and convertible one into the other. All matter has either potential (dormant) or kinetic (heat) energy. Energy never disappears into nothing.

    So the big question is this: are your emotions, memories or consciousness energy? For me personally, I can't deny it.
    In this study, the measurement of brain activity sparking up after "death" seems to back this up. If you regain consciousness, then your brain activity resumes. If you stay dead, then your brain activity ceases altogether. Where did your consciousness go?
    Janran
    25th Oct 2017
    3:29pm
    I agree with you, Rozret, make the best of today - we'll never have the opportunity to live in this moment again.
    jackie
    25th Oct 2017
    11:39am
    People that work in palliative care have witnessed the soul leave the body on many occasions.
    Anonymous
    25th Oct 2017
    12:19pm
    And people have witnessed many times ..... the Loch Ness Monster on his daily swim, aliens landing in flying saucers next to their house, people actually levitating (really , truly -- you can trust those "eyewitnesses"), prophet Muhammad rising into heaven on the back of a flying horse, talking snakes etc etc etc. The list is near endless. Ha ha ha.
    terrib
    25th Oct 2017
    3:21pm
    Yes Jackie I can verify that myself. I was with my father when he was dying & I saw his soul leave through his facial edifices. His eyes & mouth opened & it was clear as day. I do admit you have to be spiritual to see it as my sister was with me & she didn't. So don't go calling me whackie because I am a clairvoyant & did see it, it was a wonderful experience. The question it left me with was when does the soul enter a baby?
    Strummer
    26th Oct 2017
    8:58am
    I think you mean orifices.
    shirboy
    25th Oct 2017
    12:29pm
    The only time my brain stops functioning with no dreaming is when I have been under an anesthetic .

    25th Oct 2017
    12:39pm
    There's a difference between "technically dead" and "dead".

    Because one is "technically dead" does NOT mean that the brain ceases 100% of all function immediately .... awareness goes on for a time until the brain is fully, completely and permanently dead (that can take seconds or a few minutes).

    Therefore the "headline" in the above article is 100% WRONG. The brain does NOT continue functioning after you die. So, after a person is "technically dead" according to the machines hooked up to him/her (which is just a mere temporary "physical" measurement) the brain can still have awareness until "death".

    "Technically dead" and "final, complete, absolute death" are 2 DIFFERENT things.

    Never, ever in the 140,000 year history of mankind has science ever produced even one tiny piece of even remote evidence (let alone proof) that there's life after "death". The ONLY thing people have regarding life after death is a "belief" based on ancient superstition.
    Triss
    25th Oct 2017
    2:57pm
    Or belief based on faith, Jim B.
    Anonymous
    25th Oct 2017
    3:46pm
    Triss, Religious faith = ancient superstition. I know theists find that offensive, and would prefer their dogmas to be viewed in a favourable light, and of course in a free society they have every right to have faith and believe whatever they choose.

    Hindus have "faith" in their many, many Gods that they insist exist. Muslims have "faith" in only a non trinity God that they insist exists. Christians have "faith" in only a trinity God that they insist exists. Traditional aboriginal people in Australia, and indigenous people all over the word, have faith in their traditional spirit beings and various Gods that they insist exist.

    This is all belief that's based on faith in a plethora of ancient superstitions. And they have every right to those beliefs, and every right to insist that only "their' version is the one true version and that other versions are wrong. That's what freedom is all about. However none of them have the right to "force" their versions onto any society or any person.
    Jennie
    25th Oct 2017
    5:58pm
    Well said Jim B. Faith means believing something that isn't true. I am unable to do this.
    johnp
    25th Oct 2017
    12:43pm
    If death is like being under anesthetic then have nothing to fear ! Basically back to as you were previously for millions and millions of years. Wasnt worried about death all that time !!
    Tib
    25th Oct 2017
    1:22pm
    So when they think your dead your not quite dead. When you realise your heart and lungs just stopped that would make anyone's brain light up. Its probably fear and panic. But it doesn't last long.
    Tib
    25th Oct 2017
    1:30pm
    Does that mean those people who had their heads lopped off during the French Revolution were sitting in the basket with all the other heads looking at the sky thinking , would of been a nice day for a barbecue.
    Anonymous
    25th Oct 2017
    6:26pm
    tib don't be an idiot all the time
    Tib
    25th Oct 2017
    9:16pm
    Don't think that's funny. I think it's hilarious. Not as funny as those people who think some brain activity is them going to heaven.
    Tib
    25th Oct 2017
    9:27pm
    Can anyone take this stuff seriously.
    Strummer
    26th Oct 2017
    8:50am
    There's really only one way to find out for sure.
    Tib
    26th Oct 2017
    10:00am
    Strummer for most of us it isn't that far away.
    Pass the Ductape
    27th Oct 2017
    6:32pm
    Good one Tib! I loved the comment. Kind of puts it all in perspective!
    PlanB
    26th Oct 2017
    7:48am
    It is also well known that someone that is in a coma and appears to be "out of it" can hear everything that is said --
    Pass the Ductape
    27th Oct 2017
    6:29pm
    Thanks! Just what I needed to know - NOT!

    Don't you people at Life Choices have anything better to print?


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