Fox News is reporting....
When you die ‘you know you’re dead because your brain keeps working’, scientist claims.
"We know we are dead when we die because our brains keep working to make us aware of what's happening around us, haunting new research suggests.
Top medical experts have forever been at loggerheads over what happens when humans die, with anecdotal evidence of bright lights and flashes reported by people who have 'come back' being the cause of much debate."
This is pretty shitty reporting, given that it lacks sourcing. Some unnamed alleged "scientist" makes a claim and it's described as "haunting". yawn.
I'm surprised they didn't cite the study recently in the news where scientists hooked up pig brains that had been dead for 4 hours to a nutrient machine and the brains kinda-sorta still worked. The nuance that most will miss is that they partially functioned in a biological sense of taking in nutrients and giving off waste products, but there was nothing going on with the EKG (in fact they purposely, on compassionate grounds, planned to anesthetize the brain and stop the machine if there had been the slightest sign of EKG activity, which would raise the possibility that the brain was in some sense conscious; this did NOT happen however).
There's quite a few grissly tales about heads responding after execution by guillotine for up to 30 seconds after separation. From, like, centuries ago. Not going to give fox a free hit by clicking the report, though, so my apologies if they covered that.
As for bright lights and flashes, see above about heads responding after execution.
Do agree with the meme, though.
What's so hard to believe? Just because it's FOX News reporting it? They didn't do the research. They are just reporting it. They don't say "for a long time". They say "if only for a short time". It's like a computer being turned off. When you hit the power button it takes at least a few seconds for it to turn off. If it's not a direct brain injury that causes death, this seems very plausible, especially if there are first hand reports of patients telling what they heard the people in the room say. I think the question should be, when is death? Like the article says, death is pronounced when the heart stops. Death should be pronounced when the brain functions stop. In order to do that, you have to monitor the brain with a computer after the heart stops.
Read this today:
Its an interesting read and suggests that four hours following death, pig's brains showed activity. They were NOT alive and had NO independent activity. We may get there eventually, but what I found exciting is the hope to re-establish activity for people with ABI and Alzheimer's. The problem with Fox (Sky news to some degree) is they take a little bit of truth and manipulate it to suit their agenda.