Consciousness lives on for a few seconds after death

Nov 26, 2018, 7:09 AM EST
(Source: US Army Africa/flickr)
(Source: US Army Africa/flickr)

The researchers from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York claim that a person’s consciousness isn’t immediately dead after their heart stops beating and that the brain continues to function for a few seconds after the death.

The research, which examined cardiac arrest cases in Europe and the U.S., concluded that for a fleeting moment the clinically “dead” person would be aware of what’s happening around them, even hearing others, notes Mail Online.

Dr. Sam Parnia, who carried out the experiments to probe consciousness after death, says the individuals “brought back to life” by resuscitation could distinctly recall the memories of what happened during their death phase and even underwent changes, such as becoming altruistic after such encounters, reports The Sun.