Your Brain still works after Death

Brain Still Works After Death
Brain continues to work after your Death

After you die, your brain continues to work for more than ten minutes. Our current understanding of death is very simple,we consider people dead the moment their hearts stop working.

The respiratory and circulatory systems are no longer functioning. The body has shut down and life ceases to be but there's more to it than that despite having a functionally dead heart your brain will continue to work.

 In fact, it might be the last part of your body to die.

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Moments before death 

Your brain receives the surge of electricity, no one knows why it happens.

It also begins to lose oxygen even after you are breathing and heartbeat stop. You are still conscious for about 2 to 20 seconds this is because the cerebral cortex can last without oxygen.

(Cerebral Cortex)This part of the brain is responsible for thinking and decision-making. It is also responsible for converting the information gathered by our senses into actions despite this activity.
In the cerebral cortex you lose all reflexive and muscular ability before death at this moment. The brain is experiencing its last minutes brain cells are activating chemical pathways that would lead to their ultimate death.

 A pump of oxygen is what stands between you and your final moment.

 If someone manages to restart your heart through CPR or life support your brain will receive enough oxygen to wake up again. If there is no oxygen your brain begins to surrender.

 Most of your brain is now dead but there's one final place that doesn't give up so easily this is the memory center which stores the most emotional memories you've ever experienced.

This region in your brain is not susceptible to blood loss.

 Even during serious injuries and it's the last part of your brain to shut down. Before shutting down, the memory center flashes moments from your life right before your eyes.

 When doctors turned off life support for terminal patients declared clinically dead the brain appeared to be active for more than ten minutes and when they scanned electroencephalographic EEG recordings in these individuals, they found striking differences between each one of them. This probably means that every one of us will go through a unique experience.

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When we die two days after death, more than 1,000 genes are still working in the body. Some of these genes are highly active and they have very important functions, stimulating inflammation, firing up the immune system and counteracting stress
 but some of these genes are only switched on during embryonic development.

 Is it possible that the body is trying to save itself from imminent death by reverting to a cellular stage.

Some of these however promote cancer growth.

 Why would the body initiate cancer growth even two days after death ?

 What is the purpose of promoting cancer in a dead body ?

 Mysterious, indeed it is possible that our understanding of death is false.

 Is it ethical to pronounce people dead when some parts of their body are still working and what does this mean for those whose organs are donated immediately after death should we be more careful when conducting autopsies on dead bodies only time and more research will reveal this to us

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