An international team of researchers has found that when people die, their hearing continues to function for a while, Mirror reports.
According to scientists, the brain is able to recognize sounds even if the body has ceased to function.
As part of the experiment, the researchers monitored brain activity in 17 healthy people, as well as hospice patients, eight of whom responded to treatment, and five were dying.
Each participant in the study was presented with two types of songs, in one of which the notes were repeated, and in the other the key changed regularly. It turned out that the patterns of brain activity in the dying were similar to those observed in healthy patients.
However, it is still not known whether dying people can recognize speech.
Earlier it became known that the brain, grown by scientists from Australia, learned to control the video game.