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.