AS absurd as it may sound, a new study has found people may still be aware of what is going on around them for up to three minutes after “death”.
News.com.au reports the Awareness during Resuscitation (Aware) study, sponsored by the University of Southampton in the UK, found that patients experienced real events for up to a three-minute period after their heart had stopped beating.
Researches had previously thought that only hallucinatory events were experienced in these circumstances, normally described as out-of-body or near-death experiences.
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The study, which involved 2060 patients from 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria, concluded 39 per cent of those who survived cardiac arrest described a perception of awareness, 46 per cent experienced a range of mental recollections, while nine per cent had experiences compatible with near-death-experiences,.
Astonishingly, two per cent of patients displayed full awareness compatible with out-of-body experiences with explicit recall of “seeing” and “hearing” events.
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