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'Out-of-body' experiences (OBEs) are curious, usually brief sensations in which a person's consciousness seems to become detached from the body and take up a remote viewing position. Here we describe the repeated induction of this experience by focal electrical stimulation of the brain's right angular gyrus in a patient who was undergoing evaluation for(More)
During an out-of-body experience (OBE), the experient seems to be awake and to see his body and the world from a location outside the physical body. A closely related experience is autoscopy (AS), which is characterized by the experience of seeing one's body in extrapersonal space. Yet, despite great public interest and many case studies, systematic(More)
The spatial unity of self and body is challenged by various philosophical considerations and several phenomena, perhaps most notoriously the "out-of-body experience" (OBE) during which one's visual perspective and one's self are experienced to have departed from their habitual position within one's body. Although researchers started examining isolated(More)
Intracranial electrophysiological recordings in primates showed repeatedly that neurons in several cortical areas are activated very early after visual stimulus presentation, practically at the same time (or even before) the activation of primary sensory neurons. Even neurons at the highest hierarchical levels of the visual system are activated in less than(More)
The relationship between interictal epileptiform activity and the epileptogenic zone is complex. Despite the fact that intraspike propagation may occur, the peak of the spike is often used as indicator of the site of ictal onset. In this investigation, spatio-temporal segmentation was used to demonstrate this intraspike propagation and to determine at which(More)
In patients with medically refractory focal epilepsy who are candidates for epilepsy surgery, concordant non-invasive neuroimaging data are useful to guide invasive electroencephalographic recordings or surgical resection. Simultaneous electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging recordings can reveal regions of haemodynamic fluctuations(More)
Stimulation of a site on the brain's left hemisphere prompts the creepy feeling that somebody is close by. The strange sensation that somebody is nearby when no one is actually present has been described by psychiatric and neurological patients, as well as by healthy subjects, but it is not understood how the illusion is triggered by the brain. Here we(More)
The authors evaluated the feasibility, clinical yield, and localization precision of high-resolution EEG source imaging of interictal epileptic activity. A consecutive series of 44 patients with intractable epilepsy of various causes, who underwent a comprehensive presurgical epilepsy evaluation, were subjected to a 128-channel EEG recording. A standardized(More)
SUMMARY This study presents a method to record and analyze multichannel visual-evoked potential (VEP) and somatosensory-evoked potential (SEP) in an objective, automatic, and quantitative manner. The intention of this study was to assess their diagnostic value in multiple sclerosis (MS). A 256-channel VEP and SEP were recorded in 44 healthy subjects, 26(More)
Focal epilepsy is increasingly recognized as the result of an altered brain network, both on the structural and functional levels and the characterization of these widespread brain alterations is crucial for our understanding of the clinical manifestation of seizure and cognitive deficits as well as for the management of candidates to epilepsy surgery.(More)