Scientists Found That People's Brains Did A Lot Of Unknown Things As They Died.

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has released an intriguing report by researchers from the University of Michigan.

The researchers describe how they discovered an unexplained and enigmatic wave of brain activity in the dying individuals' brains in their report. The activity was caught as a burst of transient gamma activity, like those observed in earlier studies that only last year recorded the brain waves of a dying person. The discovery reveals new details on how the human brain responds in sad situations.

When four patients were taken off of life support, they saw the enigmatic brain activity and documented it. Scientists could gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences between a dying human brain and previously studied animal brains like rats thanks to the activity that was captured in two of the four patients. It is thought that these brief bursts of activity as the brain shuts down could represent what are known as "near-death experiences," which include things like the "flashing of your life before your eyes," which many people think occurs just before death. It is difficult to demonstrate the existence of these mental movies, although scientists have attempted to do so.

And when it comes to comprehending how the brain responds to the final minutes before death, this new research on enigmatic brain activity may be a step in the right direction. For this reason, the researchers examined how the brain's activity changed before and after doctors disconnected the patients' life support systems. However, for the time being, the activity is not always proof that the patients' conscious processing levels are elevated. Although it doesn't fully prove it, it does seem to infer as much. Maybe more information and findings will come from similar study in the future.