Once again, the Internet is abuzz with claims of yet another paranormal event—life after death. This latest foray of the supernatural into the realm of science is the result of a new clinical study published by the respectable academic journal Resuscitation, titled "PaperAWARE—AWAreness during REsuscitation—A prospective study." As usual, the media, and a vast majority of the public (as inferred by the comments on these articles), have seriously misconstrued the facts. The goal of this article is to correct the blatant errors and poor assumptions made by the media and readers, not to attempt to disprove the supernatural.
Let me make clear from the start that I did actually read the full published article. If you do not have journal access, you can at least get the academic (not media-biased) summary here.