According To Science, here’s what you feel minutes before death
The subjects of near death experiences or even out of the body experiences, have intrigued scientists from time immemorial. With patients rendering graphic accounts of experiencing a blinding white light, this is one topic of wonder and fascination as to what a human actually experiences a minutes before death.
Chemistry experts have now found out through research exactly what happens in that one minute preceding death.
1 The first step to death is the feeling of impending doom
Uncanny as it may seem, scientists for the American Society of Chemistry, state that a near death experience is very much like watching a horror movie depicting a slasher chasing his victim with an axe. The sense of almost being there as you identify with the victim induces feelings of fear and the feeling you may experience before death and the experience of being a victim of an attack is pretty much the same.
Did that make a cold shiver run down your spine or even a slight shudder? And we thought death could also be a peaceful experience. Wouldn’t it be better passing off while in coma or while we were unconscious?
2 The second step, the chemical response to fear
As one experiences an adrenaline rush of fear when watching the slasher bearing down on his victim, so will a near death experience activate the same. It is the emotion and feelings of fear that cause people to do either of two things. That is to react to the situation or escape. Whatever the reaction, it is the body’s physiological and chemical process triggered in order to protect the body.
The ensuing sensory information when being chased is routed through the central nervous system into the thalamus, working as a communication switchboard. The signals are then transmitted to various parts of your brain.
3 The third step, response to act or scream
The information received by the ongoing experience will startle you till a response to escape is activated. The emotion of such a trauma is embedded deep within the human psyche right from the age of cavemen in inducing within the body, the ability to decide whether to run or retaliate.
During such an experience the adrenaline rush results in adrenaline and glucose pumped out through the body. This is maintained by various chemicals acting simultaneously. The response to scream in such situation arises from the inability to illicit a favorable response or in other words when the slasher or axe murder gets you and you just can’t do anything about it. Screaming is a natural instinct to indicate helplessness or as a preventive and helpful measure to be able to escape.
4 The last step, pain and then death
The American Society for Chemistry has made a remarkable video explaining what happens a minute before death. They go on to explain that when screaming provides no immediate or favorable result, then it means you’re finally in a situation with no hope, your axe murderer has finally caught up to you and there’s no escape. The next emotion is pain.
Pain is one of the last emotions felt before death when in the parallel murderer situation nociceptors, which are special neurons message the brain which is routed through the thalamus and passed on again to the brain to illicit an immediate last resort response to prevent the incident causing pain a second time. Patients with near death experiences have recorded a dazzling white light. Perhaps it’s this stage of whether to succumb to the light or walk away from it, that constitutes actual death or a near death experience.
5 Near Death Experiences and Biological Death
In the moments after clinical death, the brain remains alive for a brief moment of time. It is during this particular moment that the brain makes one last big effort similar to consciousness. It is this power surge that may bring a number of people back to normal life and this is what is termed as a near death experience, associated with the white blinding light.
If this stage is bypassed without the body responding physically; it is the next stage which is biological death and the end, of course. Watch the incredible video for the fascinating explanation on the minutes before death.