Reality doesn't exist in the brain, at all. The only thing inside our heads is an interpretation of reality, accurate rarely, wildly warped, often.
Which is why not-thinking is so useful: perceive before the mind has a shot at wrecking the perception.
Yes, I am sure that everything sees-it-as-it-is at the moment of death.
For many, the pure shock of how badly they got it wrong kills them for good. They are totally unprepared.
For others, it is the ecstatic release of physical life, for life complete.
Preparation is necessary.
It is possible, if not very possible, to preview this dying moment, while not ending up dead.
This is what I refer to as 'enlightenment'.
But that's another word that means something different to every person that considers it.