Largest Ever ‘Near-Death Experience’ Study Shows Awareness Continuing After Brain Shutdown

Researchers conducting the largest ever study into near-death experiences have discovered that awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down, revealing more about what happens when we die.

Scientists at the University of Southampton studied more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals across Britain, Austria, and the United States.

About 40% of patients who survived described “awareness” during the time before their hearts were restarted, when they were clinically dead.

One 57-year-old man, a social worker from Southampton, described the noise of the machines and what the medical staff were doing during this time.

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