Just when you thought it was all over, this happens: while you’re technically declared dead, new research suggests you’re brain is still working and you can hear everything.
Evidence from New York’s Stony Brook University School of Medicine suggest that there might still be human brain activity even after death.
Although the heart stops beating, while being pronounced dead, the departed person will have complete understanding of the situation even potentially hearing onlookers.
Most frighteningly, those who went into cardiac arrest were still conscious of the situation despite being “dead” before being “brought back to life”, writes the study.
“They’ll describe watching doctors and nurses working, they’ll describe having awareness of full conversations, of visual things that were going on, that would otherwise not be known to them,” says Dr. Sam Parnia, speaking to LiveScience.
“What tends to happen is that people who’ve had these very profound experiences may come back positively transformed,” says Dr. Parnia, who is researching consciousness after death and cardiac arrest.
“They become more altruistic, more engaged with helping others.”
The bad news, unfortunately no superpowers or “magic enhancements, ” as Dr. Parnia puts it.