An analysis reveals that life events rapidly flash before us at the time of death

A study revealed that a rapid ‘memory retrieval’ process takes place at the moment of death

Britain – A new scientific study of the brain activity of a person on the deathbed suggests our live-event do flash before our eyes in our final moments. This study revealed what exactly happens in the brain at the time of death. This was the first time scientists recorded the brain activity of a person on a deathbed.

Neuroscientists inadvertently recorded a dying brain while they were using electroencephalography (EEG) to detect and treat seizures in an 87-year-old man, and he suffered a cardiac arrest. The 900 seconds of brain activity around the time of death was measured in this study, and similarly what happened in the 30 seconds before and after the heart stopped beating was investigated. At the time of death, a person recalls almost all of his life-event memories, said Dr Zemmar, now based at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. This supports a theory known as ‘life recall’.