Terrifying Study Says Your Brain Is Still Alive Even After You’re Dead And Knows You’re Dead
Well here’s a horrifying possibility to think about. You may die and your body is completely unresponsive and lifeless, but your brain may stay alive long enough after your death to realize that you’re dead. Your brain would essentially be a prisoner in your own body and you would be absolutely helpless to do anything about it. That is the terrifying proposition that is published on the Live Science website.
In an interview with Dr. Sam Parnia, a pulmonologist who studies resuscitation, he said the human brain may still be fully functional for a while after death even though it is no longer receiving blood from the motionless heart. Dr. Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at New York’s NYU Langone School of Medicine, and his team revealed their spine-chilling and fascinating research this week.
After the heart stops beating, it takes up to 20 seconds before brain waves are no longer detectable. If the heart doesn’t supply the brain with new blood for long enough, the brain goes dead. “If you manage to restart the heart, which is what CPR attempts to do, you’ll gradually start to get the brain functioning again. The longer you’re doing CPR, those brain cell death pathways are still happening—they’re just happening at a slightly slower rate,” Parnia told LiveScience.
“At the same time, we also study the human mind and consciousness in the context of death, to understand whether consciousness becomes annihilated or whether it continues after you’ve died for some period of time — and how that relates to what’s happening inside the brain in real time,” the doctor said.