Your Brain May Continue To Function After Your Death Long Enough For You To Be Aware Of It

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    Very interesting information.

    Your Brain May Continue To Function After Your Death Long Enough For You To Be Aware Of It, Studies Suggest

    Here’s some ooky spooky science just in time for Halloween: some studies suggests that our minds still work after we die. Meaning, when we die...we know that we’re dead. Scientifically speaking, this research, which was first published in 2014, says our consciousness may still function for a period of time after our physical body is declared dead. So, in theory, a person could literally hear themselves be pronounced dead by a doctor. (If you need to lie down for a minute, it’s cool.)

    This study, which is the largest of its kind ever conducted, was done by a team of researchers lead by Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Parnia and his team specifically studied people who had suffered cardiac arrest, technically been declared dead, and then later revived. As if dying and being brought back to life weren’t crazy enough in itself, what happened when the study participants were “dead” will shake you to the core.
     
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    That's why I shoot them in the head ...

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    seems like we simply need to re-define death as a stoppage of the brain, as opposed the heart, and then not a single person would experience "awareness" after theyre declared dead.
     
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    Why are dead people denied constitutional rights? :scared1:
     
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    Arrested development
     
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    It's just a stage...I mean...they are human right?
     
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    As someone who has observed a few people on their death bed, it's not difficult to see the stages of brain death as they pass away from natural causes. As the respiration and heart begins to fail, lack of oxygen perfusion to the brain causes it to die in stages. You can see the loss of muscle control in the face (similar to a stroke victim) and a general loss of consciousness. The brain may well continue to generate activity for a few moments post mortem, but it would be hard to claim that there is a conscious person trapped inside a dead body.

    What has always intrigued me is decapitation victims (such as guillotine executions) the brain is severed from the circulatory system so quickly it may take minutes for brain death to occur.
     
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    Lotta wags on this forum don't exhibit "awareness" even now.
     
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    Wouldn't it suck if after you died some weird mortician started fucking your head?
     
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