Scientists BAFFLED as brain activity continues for 10 MINUTES — LIFE AFTER DEATH

Jane Richards
March 12, 2017

If someone is brain-dead, they no longer have any brain stem function, but blood can still be pumping with the help of life support machines, effectively keeping the body alive. The findings are reported in a new study published by a team from the University of Western Ontario.

The researchers admit that there is no biological explanation for how brain activity could continue several minutes after the heart has stopped beating, according to Science Alert.

However, scientists say it's far too early to be talking about what this could mean for the post-death experience - especially considering it was only seen in one patient.

The activity was detected 10 minutes after the patient was certified dead.

There was significant differences in electrical activity in the brain between the 30-minute period before and the 5-minute period after the heart stopped.

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The Canadian team did not observe this wave in any of the four patients, but of course none of their heads had been removed.

However, to add more mystery to the already curious case of death, only one person - of the four monitored - showed the brain waves, leading scientists to believe that the process of death could be unique to each individual. Even more unusual, the activity of these genes actually ramped up after death, rather than slowing down.

The researchers said that the discovery that the brain is highly active in the seconds after the heart stops suggests that the phenomenon has a physical, rather than spiritual nature. They could also be important for understanding what happens to the body when we die, which could have implications for improving doctors' chances of bringing people back after near-fatal accidents.

The groundbreaking research showed that although the person was dead, the brain carried on working and exhibited the same brain waves - known as delta wave bursts - one undergoes during a deep sleep.

Doctors may have discovered that life actually continues after death.

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