END-OF-LIFE STUDY EXPLAINS WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU HEAR YOUR LAST WORDS

A study released in June suggests that hearing is one of the last senses to disappear during death. Scientists found that the brains of “actively dying” patients in palliative care (some unresponsive, some still responsive) still registered activity in response to sounds. The patterns of activity were similar to those seen in a sample of healthy controls, suggesting that people still hear as they die.

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