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Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby kennyc » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:53 pm

"Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die
We had no idea this was possible.

PETER DOCKRILL 25 DEC 2017
You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a long, dark tunnel, towards a brilliant, beckoning light.

When the end comes, what you experience will be a veiled secret known only to you – but whatever it is, scientists say those closing moments of consciousness could be powered by something amazing and mysterious taking place inside your brain.

In 2013, researchers at the University of Michigan found that after clinical death occurred in rats, their brain activity actually flared, revealing electrical signatures of consciousness that exceeded levels found in the animals' waking state.

"We reasoned that if near-death experience stems from brain activity, neural correlates of consciousness should be identifiable in humans or animals even after the cessation of cerebral blood flow," said one of the team, neurologist Jimo Borjigin.
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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby TJrandom » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:35 am

While we indeed may all eventually know, I suspect that this will be the best kept secret - with everybody taking it to their grave... :?

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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby Dimebag » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:26 am

Would be a good way to know what people really think of you.

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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:50 pm

TJrandom wrote:While we indeed may all eventually know, I suspect that this will be the best kept secret - with everybody taking it to their grave... :?

Since the knowledge if any comes upon, which is really just after, death, you would not be taking the secret to the grave, you would be keeping the secret there.

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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby Dimebag » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm

This is a rather morbid thing to ask for, but what I would like to see is an MRI study similar to those used to communicate with coma and vegetative patients, where the examiner will ask the patient to imagine something, such as playing tennis, and use that to answer yes or no questions when in these final death throes. That might give us more certainty that the activity is not use random spiking in a last hurrah, and if somebody is still home in that state.

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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby TJrandom » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
TJrandom wrote:While we indeed may all eventually know, I suspect that this will be the best kept secret - with everybody taking it to their grave... :?

Since the knowledge if any comes upon, which is really just after, death, you would not be taking the secret to the grave, you would be keeping the secret there.

Its a dither, but when discussing things that don't exist and don't matter, we should be as precise as possible.


Keeping the secret `there` - where is that `there` that you reference? By taking it to the grave, I simply mean not communicating it to another before death, with the presumption that dead people end up in graves.

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Re: Well, What Happens to the Brain when you Die?

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:56 am

Could those last seconds of a sudden certain clarity often reported by family members and/or caretakers be caused by such a brain flashing?
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