One of the big questions of life is what will happen when we die. Will we see a bright white light? Will our life flash before our eyes?
Well according to some new research, the reality is much, much more terrifying.
The study has suggested that when our heart stops, our brain will keep functioning for some time after, essentially leaving us trapped in our own bodies.
Dr Sam Parnia from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine is looking into consciousness after death by examining cardiac arrest cases in Europe and the US.
He says there is anecdotal evidence that cardiac arrest survivors could hear what was happening around them while they were ‘dead’ before being ‘brought back to life.’