Scientists from the UK provided new research results, during which they studied in detail the possibility of returning to life after the onset of his death.
About two thousand people took part in the research, on a voluntary basis. It is noteworthy that all these people at different times lived a state of clinical death.
As a result of the experiments, the specialists discovered new possibilities of the human brain. So, before biologists believed that from the moment of stopping of respiratory function and cardiac activity, brain structures remain active even before half a minute. Now scientists have given evidence that the human brain remains in consciousness for at least three minutes after the onset of clinical death.
The information obtained allowed scientists to conclude that physical death is not the end for human consciousness. Even a minute after death, a person continues to think, and this means that he continues to exist.
The experiment participants shared their memories of what they thought and remembered at the time when they experienced a clinical death. Almost all the episodes described by them were much longer than the 30-second period, which experts spoke of earlier. At the same time, many told the details of how doctors tried to revive them and bring them back to life, all of which they observed as if from the outside.
"Time space is a very relative conditional concept that was invented by a person only to facilitate his orientation in a constantly changing time. We can not know about the real processes and reactions that occur in the dying brain. However, judging by the stories of those who suffered a clinical death, it is something completely unimaginable, "the scientists say.
Presumably, the information obtained can be useful for medical personnel involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, removal of patients from terminal conditions, restoration of impaired vital functions. It is possible that changes will be made to methods and tactics in resuscitation.
Previously, similar studies were conducted only on animals. For example, at the University of Michigan, scientists led by Jimo Bordjigi carried out an experiment on rodents. It was found that, after the circulation stopped, the brain structures in rats not only remained active, but even functioned more intensively and in concert than during the waking or anesthetic period.
As the project manager claimed then, it is the ongoing brain activity at the time of clinical death that can explain those visions and pictures that are observed by almost all patients who managed to survive this critical condition.