Almost 40 Years Investigating Near-Death Experiences: An Overview of Mainstream Scientific Journals

  title={Almost 40 Years Investigating Near-Death Experiences: An Overview of Mainstream Scientific Journals},
  author={Adriana Sleutjes and Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Bruce Greyson},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
Abstract This article reviews mainstream scientific publications on near-death experiences (NDEs). We searched near-death experience in titles, key words, and abstracts at the Web of Knowledge database published between 1945 and 2013. We identified 266 relevant documents, the oldest from 1977. There was a strong predominance of opinion articles (book reviews, commentaries, and editorials), review articles, phenomenological description articles, and articles that originated in the United States… 
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