Thursday, February 22

You may get ‘last memory flashback’ before you die

What happens when we die? As the moment of death approaches, memories of your life may really flash before you, new research suggests.

This idea of ​​a quick binge of past memories just before dying is not new, as experiences such as these – and other phenomena including out-of-body experiences – have been documented among those who’ve survived near-death experiences.

Researchers have now reported what they say may be the first evidence of such memory recalls in a human brain near death, in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

The patient treated was an 87-year-old man who came to the Vancouver General Hospital emergency room in 2016 after a fall. Three days after surgery to relieve a buildup of blood between the skull and the brain, the patient began having seizures and the medical team started an electroencephalogram (EEG) test to monitor his brain activity and treat the seizures.

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