Scientists have got one step closer to finding out what happens when we die, with a recent study suggesting life might actually flash before your eyes.
A team of scientists were recording the brainwaves of an 87-year-old patient who had developed epilepsy, when he suddenly suffered a fatal heart attack.
In the 30 seconds before and after his death, the patient’s brainwaves followed the same patterns as dreaming or recalling memories.
“This could possibly be a last recall of memories that we’ve experienced in life, and they replay through our brain in the last seconds before we die,” Dr Ajmal Zemmar, co-author of the study, said.
Dr Zemmar and his team cautioned that broad conclusions can’t be drawn from one piece of research, however a study tracking the brainwaves of healthy rats found “astonishingly” similar results.