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Researchers: Your brain knows when you have died

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According to those who have been resuscitated from clinical death. From Fox News:

The evidence reportedly suggests a surge of brain activity immediately after a near-death experience.

“What tends to happen is that people who’ve had these very profound experiences may come back positively transformed — they become more altruistic, more engaged with helping others. They find a new meaning to life having had an encounter with death,” Parnia said. “But there isn’t like a sudden magical enhancement of their memories,” he added. “That’s just Hollywood jazz.” More.

The best evidence for near-death experiences is, in fact, the changed priorities of those who have them. But then, pop culture acknowledges that no one on their deathbed ever wishes they’d spent more time at the office…

See also: From LiveScience: Consciousness after death

5 Replies to “Researchers: Your brain knows when you have died

  1. 1
    J-Mac says:

    Off topic. The new feature on the left of the screen with Facebook thingy is annoying and made me lose a post.
    Anybody has similar problems?

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    EvilSnack says:

    Agreed with J-Mac’s comment. It also blocks the left edge of article text.

    I suspect that someone was bitten by Microsoft under the light of the full moon; an unwanted and annoying feature has been foisted off onto us.

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    polistra says:

    Ditto on the popup.

    Overall the web is getting smothered by popups an all sides of all pages, most of which are completely unnecessary “security” warnings. A website that eliminates all popups is going to get more traffic, hint, hint, hint.

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    Belfast says:

    Agree with above. It blocks out text, sometimes significant words like “is”
    Anything that lies across text is irritating.

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    rigby says:

    Yes, nearly impossible to dismiss and can get into a state that can’t be dismissed forcing reload of page. TURN IT OFF PLEASE!

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