There is no arguing that our understanding of the human mind and body has come a long way over the last couple of decades. But despite all of the tremendous breakthroughs in science in technology in the recent years, there’s still a whole lot that we don’t know.
Questions like “why do we have fingerprints?“, “why do we have different blood types?“, “do humans have pheromones?“, “what happens when someone is struck by lightning?“, and many others have plagued scientists and doctors for generations. Although we’ve been able to answer some of these questions, many others have emerged as a result.
As you can probably tell by the title of this post, one such question has to do with what we know about comas. Before we dive into some of the lesser understood intricacies, let’s review what a coma actually is. According to the English dictionary, a coma is a “state of deep unconsciousness that lasts for a prolonged or indefinite period of time, caused especially by severe injury or illness.” Aside from that, we don’t know all that much.
Sure modern medicine allows doctors to place dangerously unstable patients into a medically induced coma (and then pull them out of it), but other than that – much information surrounding our unconsciousness remains speculative. Scientists are especially divided on whether or not coma patients can absorb and process what’s happening around them, form new memories during their time under, and whether or not they can dream.
The question about what it’s actually like to be in a coma is a very curious one, and as of now, scientists and doctors are unable to definitively answer it. That being said, it doesn’t mean that we have to keep guessing. A curious netizen decided to finally put this question to rest and posed it to one of the biggest online communities – Reddit.
Surprisingly, an overwhelming amount of people came forward and talked openly about what their coma experience was like. If you’re curious to learn what it’s actually like to be in a coma, then hit next below and find out!