–Scientists say they have found proof that people are still alive even after they have been declared clinically dead – The research studied over 2,000 people and around 40% of them confirmed that even after they were already ‘dead’, they were aware of all that was happening around them – The research was carried out at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
Life after death After years of massive studies, scientists have finally confirmed in a ground-breaking research that there is indeed life after death. According to report in Daily Star UK, scientists at the University of Southampton found that consciousness continues even once someone dies. The scientists reached this conclusion after studying more than 2,000 people. They say that thoughts remain after the heart stops. Daily Star reports that the extraordinary research also uncovered the most convincing evidence of an out-of-body experience for a patient declared dead. It wrote: “Of 2,060 patients from Austria, the US and the UK interviewed for the study, who had survived cardiac arrest, almost 40 per cent said that they recall some form of awareness after being pronounced clinically dead. “Of all those who said they had experienced some awareness, just two per cent said their experience was consistent with the feeling of an outer body experience – where one feels completely aware and can hear and see what’s going on around them after death. “Almost half of the respondents said the experience was not of awareness, but rather of fear. “But the most significant finding of the study is that of a 57-year old man who is perhaps the first confirmed outer body experience in a patient. “The man was able to recall with eerie accuracy what was going on around him after he had “died” temporarily,” Daily Star wrote. In the past, it was believed that the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart stops pumping blood about the body and with that, awareness ceases too. But lead researcher, Dr Sam Parnia says things are now seen differently as the new study now shows people still experience awareness for up to three minutes after they had been pronounced dead.
“Contrary to perception, death is not a specific moment but a potentially reversible process that occurs after any severe illness or accident causes the heart, lungs and brain to cease functioning. “If attempts are made to reverse this process, it is referred to as ‘cardiac arrest’; however, if these attempts do not succeed it is called ‘death’,” he said.