A 3-year study into the out-of-the-body experiences (OOBEs) of patients who have near-death experiences will be embarked by doctors from Britain and the United States.
The study will involve the examination of the recollection of their 1500 patients who have survived heart attacks. The study will aim to investigate the claims of these patients that they have seen tunnels and bright lights and their own bodies.
Patients who are participating in this study will be asked to recall their memories when they were under cardiac arrest to see if these are truly accurate images or are just pure illusions.
“Contrary to popular perception, death is not a specific moment. If you can demonstrate that consciousness continues after the brain switches off, it allows for the possibility that consciousness is a separate entity.
“It is unlikely that we will find many cases where this happens but we have to be open-minded. And if no one sees the pictures, it shows these experiences are illusions or false memories,” said Dr. Sam Parnia, head of the research and also a visiting technician at the University of Southampton. He also pointed out that a person, after a cardiac arrest, can be clinically dead for a few seconds or more before the doctors can revive his heart.
Among those celebrities that have come out to say they have had out-of-the-body experiences are Jane Seymour, who died after receiving an injection of penicillin for flu and had some allergic reactions to it, Elizabeth Taylor, who in 1950 died and spoke with her dead husband, and Sharon Stone who said about seeing white light when she almost died after suffering a torn artery.
Hospitals that are involved in the study include Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, University Hospital, Birmingham, and the Morriston in Swansea.
Source : http://www.ukpsychics.com/archives.html