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"Out -of-body experiences," dreams, and REM sleep

  title={"Out -of-body experiences," dreams, and REM sleep},
  author={Lynne Lev and Stephen Laberge and Donald J. DeGracia and Philip G. Zim bardo},
An out-of-body experience (OBE) is characterized by the sensation of leaving the physical body and functioning independently of it. Such sensations also occur during some lucid dreams. Some authors aver that OBEs and lucid dreams are completely different phenomena. The present investigation tested an explanatory model of OBEs as a form of dreaming similar in nature to lucid dreaming. Study 1 consisted of scored content analysis on 107 lucid dream (LD) reports verified by eye movement signals… 

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