A neurobiological model for near-death experiences

  title={A neurobiological model for near-death experiences},
  author={Juan C. Saavedra-Aguilar and J. S. G{\'o}mez-Jeria},
  journal={Journal of Near-Death Studies},
  • Juan C. Saavedra-Aguilar, J. S. Gómez-Jeria
  • Published 1989
  • Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • The authors present a neurobiological model for near-death experiences (NDEs) in an attempt to correlate the biological and psychological domains. This model is based on temporal lobe dysfunction, hypoxia/ischemia, stress, and neuropeptide/neurotransmitter imbalance. They describe and discuss the fundamental contribution of the language system in the construction of verbal reports of NDEs. This model could be seen as a complement to other explanatory domains. 
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