Near-death experiences are ‘electrical surge in dying brain’


My question is where this burst of energy comes from.  What is it?  Why does it happen?

Eye death

Eye death (Photo credit: @Doug88888)



Life After Life

white light, beckoning.
Come on in, venture in.

silky sweetness, inviting.
Come on in, slip-slide in.

faces harmonise, enticing.
Come on in, glissading in

white-water walls, exciting
I’m coming in, gliding in.

blue-skies wash, adrenalin.
I’m coming in, emerging.

A final cerebral reflexive surge
as the energy of life decays
and memories defuse?
Or life after life,
the dying spark that re-ignites another life anew?


13th August 2013 – headline from the BBC

Notes:  “Near-death experiences are ‘electrical surge in dying brain’.”  From bright white lights to out-of-body sensations and feelings of life flashing before their eyes, the experiences reported by people who have come close to death but survived are common the world over.  A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report.  A study carried out on dying rats found high levels of brainwaves at the point of the animals’ demise.  US researchers said that in humans this could give rise to a heightened state of consciousness.



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