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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 06:56 AM

Largest Ever 'Near-Death Experience' Study Shows Awareness Continuing After Brain Shutdown Read mor

Researchers conducting the largest ever study into near-death experiences have discovered that awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down, revealing more about what happens when we die.

Scientists at the University of Southampton studied more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals across Britain, Austria, and the United States.

About 40% of patients who survived described "awareness" during the time before their hearts were restarted, when they were clinically dead.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/life-after-death-near-death-experience-study-shows-awareness-continues-after-brain-shutdown-1468822#ixzz3FY941Fsj

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PADemD Oct 2014 OP
GeorgeGist Oct 2014 #1
icymist Oct 2014 #3
NJCher Oct 2014 #2
SheilaT Oct 2014 #4
PADemD Oct 2014 #5
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #7
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #6
Cleita Oct 2014 #8

Response to PADemD (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:33 AM

1. This is hilarious ...

"And a higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits," Parnia said, adding that further research was needed.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 01:11 PM

3. Why do you view this study as funny?

Just curious.

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:01 AM

2. I was going to post this!


Important study.


Cher

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 03:30 AM

4. Given that "near death experiences"

 

have been reported for hundreds of years, I find it a bit annoying, to say the least, that modern researchers are finally discovering this topic.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 05:56 AM

5. Either the modern researchers are a new generation

or an older generation closer to death.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 09:07 PM

7. Hi, Sheila, and I agree with that.

 

To be honest, however, it seems that one of the main problems in this regard, is that the philosophy of ontological materialism(i.e. humans are nothing more than biological robots, consciousness is an illusion, etc.)has taken a rather tough grip on the scientific establishment.....which has made it rather tough for those few mavericks(although increasing in number!), willing to take the plunge.

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 08:48 PM

6. I've been doing some research on this myself for a while.....

 

And let me tell you, the evidence that *is* out there, is simply amazing to comprehend.

Honestly, perhaps the biggest implications I've been able to gleam are, from many of the experiences I've read about.....is that none of the religions of the world necessarily have all the answers.....and that, perhaps, there may not even be a Supreme Being. It may simply be another form of existence, beyond what current science understands(remember, many scientists once believed that man couldn't fly, or that the Sun revolved around the Earth). Perhaps quantum sciences are the key?

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 12:33 PM

8. I always thought that we occupy more dimensions than we can perceive

with our limited senses. It's like the blind creatures who live in caves and can't see their environment because of the darkness of the caves, yet you can shine a light on them they can't see. That doesn't mean the light doesn't exist.

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