Scientists Just Figured Out What Causes Near-death Experiences
Scientists from the University of Michigan recently completed a study into the phenomenon of near-death experiences. They found a surge of electricity in the brain immediately following clinical death. They took a look inside the dying process in a new way—they didn’t see god anywhere, though.
“A lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than the waking state, and we show that is definitely not the case,” says the study’s lead author,” Dr Jimo Borjigin. “If anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state.”
Borjigin and his team closely monitored nine rats as they were dying. They found a spike in “high-frequency brainwaves called gamma oscillations” in the 30 seconds immediately following death. Gamma oscillations are thought to correlate with consciousness in humans, as best as scientists can tell.
Borjigin’s team thinks the same process occurs in humans, and says that the increased electrical brain activity after death could explain the “heightened consciousness” that people talk about who have died clinically and come back from the void.
The scientists think the out-of- body sensations and feelings of life flashing before their eyes, lights, tunnels, all have to do with this electrical surge.
The question Bill “What Causes The Tides” O’Reilly would ask is, Who put the surge there?
My question: What does it look like when a rat’s life flashes before its eyes?