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Near Death Experiences

Surging Brain Activity in Dying People May Be a Sign of Near-Death Experiences

Researchers found that two out of four comatose patients had brain waves resembling consciousness after they were taken off life support.

Increased brainwaves in the gamma frequency after his heart stopped might indicate persistent mental activity, particularly memory recall. They speculated that this brain electrical activity might explain the life review in near-death experiences (NDEs).


Xu G, Mihaylova T, Li D, Tian F, Farrehi PM, Parent JM, Mashour GA, Wang MM, Borjigin J. Surge of neurophysiological coupling and connectivity of gamma oscillations in the dying human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 May 9;120(19):e2216268120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2216268120. Epub 2023 May 1. PMID: 37126719; PMCID: PMC10175832.


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