Surge of Brain Activity May Explain Near-Death Experiences

Reports of bright lights, feelings of levitation and other near-death experiences reported by those who have been clinically dead and later resuscitated may, after all, be grounded in science.

Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that shortly after clinical death, the brains of rats display “activity patterns characteristic of conscious perception.”

“This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain,” …

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