Science has told us that all of our experiences are there, in our heads, and that we just can't access them. Maybe in Near Death Experiences, all of the memories simply rewind as a last outburst of memory? Maybe, because of the mechanics and design of our brains by evolution, the part of the brain that shuts down last is the one that controls this? When people come back from the dead are they truly dead or are our systems of determining death simply too obscure to make judgements so soon? Imagine this: Someone has just had a stroke. Minutes later, paramedics arrive on the scene and pronounce her dead. However, in fact, part of her brain is still alive, and as a final gasp it is blowing through all the memories in rapid succession; every memory she has ever had. The final memories are the bright, brilliant tunnel she sees while being born, the god-like figure who greets her with open, loving arms, and perhaps the paradise of the womb. Because the fetus, at the time of those memories, was inept in making judgements and realistically thinking beyond the basic evolutionary tools it was originally given, could these memories be almost strikingly similar in comparison? Everyone who comes close to, or experiences, dying, would most likely have this same 'last gasp'. the ones who retell it to us are those who were privealged enough to have come back from the brink of dying and go on living. They are the lucky ones.