What happens when your brain rewinds:
The idea that life flashes in front of a person has featured in countless works of literature and film.Life, what a concept...
But there has been limited research to explain what the phenomenon involves.
Researchers said the new study shines a light on "a most intriguing mental phenomenon that fascinated humans from time immemorial" - which they coined "life review experience" (LRE).
Those involved in the study said they lost all sense of time, with memories flying back at them from all periods of their life.
One wrote: "There is not a linear progression, there is lack of time limits... It was like being there for centuries. I was not in time/space so this question also feels impossible to answer.
"A moment, and a thousand years... both and neither. It all happened at once, or some experiences within my near-death experience were going on at the same time as others, though my human mind separates them into different events".