(Potential) Explanation Presented for ‘After Death’ Experiences

The latest scientific analysis has recommended that dying rats encounter an odd flow of extreme neural motion throughout their final moments of existence. This amplified brain use may be in line with (and thusly clarify) Human accounts of close to or after death experiences, as reported by some people worldwide.


Approximately a fifth of all those who have survived a cardiac arrest have reported having an ‘After Death Experience’ or ADE.  This is quite an alarming statistic, particularly as ADE tends to use a profound effect within the existence of that survivor. Having an ADE is seen by many as certain substantiation of an afterlife or a continuation of the individual’s soul after death.


Equally, a ‘Near Death Experience’ (or NDE) is believed to be like to an ADE, but clearly occurs whilst the patient remains to be technically living. Most people who experience NDE’s report a floating sensation or ‘Out of Body Experience’ (OBE), as well as encounters with angels, late members of the family and loved ones. Both NDE and ADE survivors often portray traversing a long tunnel in the direction of an intense light.


Negotiations of life after death appear in early scriptures, archaeological sites and many following works of philosophy and also have fascinated (and frightened) Persons, regardless of creed, ethnic group or culture, since time immemorial.


After recovering from surgery in 1979, Jazmyne Cidavia-DeRepentigny of Hull, Georgia, USA, reported a classic NDE account that was ultimately published in the book ‘Beyond The Light’ by P.M.H Atwater in 1994. Like many people, Jazmyne recounts facts of her surgery that would be very difficult to obtain were she lying.


Jazmyne says that “I was suspended over my body.  I could see and hear everything that was being said and done.  I left the room for a short while and came back to where my body lay.  I knew why I died.  It was because I could not breathe.  I had a tube along my throat and the health staff did not have an oxygen mask on my nostril.  I had also been provided excessive general anesthetic”.


She went to illustrate her efforts to remove the tube from her throat in a relatively disturbing account.


Prior to that aforementioned study, it is established proven fact that brain activity ceases once the heart stops. This has now been demonstrated as being untrue, at least so far as rats are concerned. It’s also the strongest hypothesis thus far concerning the reasons of ADEs, OBEs and NDEs.


One of those scientists responsible for these results, Dr. George Mashour of the University of Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA said that the team was “astonished with the high levels of activity” in the rodents. “In truth, at near-death numerous identified electrical signatures of consciousness exceeded degrees found in the waking state, suggesting the brain is able of well-organized electric activity during the early phase of clinical death.” He said.


The team’s lead scientist, Dr. Jimo Borjigin added that “This research paper tells us that degradation of oxygen or equally oxygen and glucose during cardiac arrest can stimulate neural activity that is characteristic of mindful processing,”


However, Dr. Martin Coath on the University of Plymouth, United kingdom was somewhat critical of the team’s findings.


Dr. Coath said, because the rats were anaesthetized, the findings better demonstrated the unconscious brain’s reaction to the dangerous lack of blood flow and oxygen. He also said that the study had not essentially showed that any ‘sharp cognizant processing’ had in fact taken place, suggesting the wording of that conclusion was “a bit of a stretch”. He commented that, while the consequences were “genuinely interesting” they were also “hardly amazing”.


The results of the report will little doubt be of great importance to many inside the scientific community, also as religious groups, those fascinated in the paranormal and those who have experienced an ADE or NDE.