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The Working Group on Human Asphyxia has analyzed 14 filmed hangings: 9 autoerotic accidents, 4 suicides, and 1 homicide. The following sequence of agonal responses was observed: rapid loss of consciousness in 10 Ϯ 3 seconds, mild generalized convulsions in 14 Ϯ 3 seconds, decerebrate rigidity in 19 Ϯ 5 seconds, beginning of deep rhythmic abdominal respiratory movements in 19 Ϯ 5 seconds, decorticate rigidity in 38 Ϯ 15 seconds, loss of muscle tone in 1 minute 17 seconds Ϯ 25 seconds, end ofdoi:10.1097/paf.0b013e3181efba3a pmid:20683242 fatcat:2jninvalarbqxnww6naizp7gt4