A new, ground breaking study by British scientists has proven that there is life after death. The study shows that people are conscious of their environment after being clinically declared dead. Scientifically, it is believed that human brain stops functioning 30 seconds after the heart stops pumping blood around the body, and consciousness ceases at the same time.
Contrary to this believe, University of Southampton’s recent research proved otherwise. Dr. Sam Parnia, who led the research said: “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’.”
The new study had interviews with 2,060 patients from Austria, America and the UK who once survived cardiac arrests, and 40 percent of them could recall their experiences of some level of awareness after being clinically certified dead. Few of them shared their feelings of out-of-body experiences whereby they feel almost completely aware of their surrounding after death.
Dr. Parnia further said, “This suggests more people may have mental activity initially but then lose their memories after recovery, either due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory recall. This is significant, since it has often been assumed that experiences in relation to death are likely hallucinations or illusions occurring either before the heart stops or after the heart has been successfully restarted, but not an experience corresponding with ‘real’ events when the heart isn’t beating.
“In this case, consciousness and awareness appeared to occur during a three-minute period when there was no heartbeat.
“This is paradoxical, since the brain typically ceases functioning within 20-30 seconds of the heart stopping and doesn’t resume again until the heart has been restarted.
“Furthermore, the detailed recollections of visual awareness in this case were consistent with verified events.”