Hello all who took the time to check into my question. I am a nursing student and am doing a report on how long one can hold ones breath without damage to the brain. I have come across conflicting reports of the actual time for the world record. One was 7 min 35 secs, the other is 8 min 6 secs. Would love to have help on this. Also am curious about the training for this, and how it is possible. Really amazes me!! Is WAY beyond my limited knowledge.