Friday, January 15, 2010
Near Death Experiences And Out Of Body Experiences Most Likely Point To Survival Of Bodily Death Or Super ESP
This is based on the fact that human studies as well as animal studies have typically shown very little brain perfusion [blood flow] or glucose utilization when the EEG is flat. There are deep brain areas involved in generating memories that might still operate at some very reduced level during cardiac arrest, but of course any subcortically generated activity can’t be brought to consciousness without at least one functioning cerebral hemisphere. So even if there were some way that NDEs were generated during the hypoxic state [while the brain is shut off from oxygen], you would not experience them until reperfusion [blood flow] allowed you to dream them or wake up and talk about them. This right there along with the evidence that patients can bring back information they couldn't have possibly known as while as seeing this even miles away. This is why near death experiences and out of body experiences are most likely point toward survival of bodily death or Super Esp. I for one lean more towards survival based on the fact that a lot of the evidence come from other areas are very hard to accept through a super Esp theory.