Scientists from New York University believe that a person at the time of his death can remain fully conscious, even if his body no longer shows signs of life, writes LiveScience.
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"If a person is in a hospital ward, then he can hear how the doctors announce his demise," the authors said.
A person after clinical death may remain conscious
The conclusion about the preservation of consciousness at the time of death, scientists came to examine the history of patients who were reanimated after suffering a cardiac arrest in a number of clinics in the US and Europe.
Experts note that when the heart stops, blood stops flowing to the brain, and the function of this organ stops in a very short period of time. But an analysis of the stories of patients with clinical death showed that they had heard, and even saw, what was going on around them after the announcement of death.
Interestingly, evaluating this experience of patients, the researchers noted that people at the time of cardiac arrest and near death experience very deep experiences that influenced their minds. Experts said that after the "deadly experience", many people become altruistic, begin to help others and find a new meaning in life.
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