The American Society of Chemists is compering the feeling before death with the feeling when you watch a very scary horror movie because they found out that the brain react the same in both ways.
Fear has a purpose, and in case you didn’t know this – fear is preparing you to react when you are in danger. The part of the brain called the thalamus is very sensitive to stress and with further chemical reaction in the brain we come to a state of ‘’flight’’ or ‘’fight’’ for what we would like to thank the hypothalamus.
Have you also wondered how do you get that strength that you never ever thought you can achieve and you say my adrenaline is high? Well the hypothalamus stimulates the adrenal gland to secrete adrenalin in order to prepare your body for action.
The adrenalin continues to the liver and then the secretion of sugar in the blood will be stimulated, and that is the process of gaining that strength. If that do not helps, just like in the horror movies people start screaming.
In real life is the same, we start screaming when we are in dangerous situations and the most interesting part about it, is that the screams are not perceive with the same part of the brain and speech. And also another interesting fact is that when we hear someone screaming, it actually goes from our ears directly to the part of the brain called amygdala.
Now imagine that you are in the horror movie and someone is chasing you with axe to kill you, and the screaming is not helping you. What you will feel now? If the killer catches you and stabs you with the axe you will feel pain but not the same pain as you are used to.
This kind of pain will send a message to the brain that something really bad happened and that it should not be repeated.
The killer stabs you in the neck with the axe and the first thing that will happen is that your heart will stop working and you will eventually stop breathing too (clinical death). But in this moment you brain actually works, and the strangest thing that scientists found out is that not only that your brain works in that moment, it works like never before and that is actually why some people say that they saw the light or some other strange things (those people who had survived clinical death). But if in this moment there is no emergency help the brain will stop working too and that is when the biological death comes along.