THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (TRANSLATED BY TAGIROVA T.N., HINSON A.)
Serdyukov Y. M.
Serdyukov, Yury Mikhailovich – Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Far East State Transportation University (Khabarovsk).
The author believes that the life of the brain is the major factor that determines the existence of subjective reality under the conditions of clinical death. Duration of this existence cannot be measured in the units of astronomical time for two reasons. Firstly, it is impossible to tell exactly how long the brain lives after the heart arrests and breathing stops. Secondly, the duration of subjective time under near death experience (NDE) differs from the duration of time in everyday experience. Immobilization, loss of the sensation of one's own body, affect and strict sensory deprivation close the consciousness to itself and slacken the course of time to eternity, and subjective reality goes beyond the usual limits of the temporal past-present-future row.
Key words: time, subjective time, eternity, near death experience (NDE), subjective reality, psyche, consciousness.