Scientists discover the mind still works after the body shows no sign of life and reveal people have heard their own death announced by medics.

  • A person’s consciousness continues to work after the body has died, study finds
  • Someone has died may even hear their own death being announced by medics
  • Researchers say people’s recollections have been verified by medical staff
  • Time of death is called when heart stops beating, cutting off blood to brain
  • Cerebral cortex flatlines and within 2-20 seconds no brainwaves are detected
  • This sparks the death of brain cells but this can take hours after .

Some report having seen light at the end of a tunnel, while others claim to have floated above their body, watching as medics save their lives.

But the reality

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