People have been revived after being submersed in cold water for up to half an hour. There is a natural reflex that slows the metabolism in such cases. In the Reynolds case, she was cooled for exactly this reason. That is what allowed her to survive the whole procedure. The claim that she was 'brain dead' for an hour is also incorrect. The aneurysm was removed immediately after her brain was drained and then warm blood was supplied. There were difficulties re-starting her heart, but the brain was supplied with blood after a few minutes. This is well within the range allowed by body cooling.<quoted text>
Those that don't disclose their methods so that they can stand up to the test of replication aren't accepted in the scientific community.
No, modern medicine does NOT claim that the brain only lives 15-30 seconds. Come on and show us which hat you pulled that one out of.
Pamela Reynolds had hallucinations. Period.
The other thing is a well-established psychological reaction: the brain will 'make up' a story to fill in missing information. This, together with the overall stress to the brain, explains the hallucinations. And yes, such hallucinations will be more and more common as doctors learn how to revive people closer and closer to death. There is even some data that suggests the *type* of medical issue that brings one close to death has a bearing on the type of NDE (positive, negative, some of the experiential details) one has. Also, much of the imagery is culturally determined.