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Chapter 26 Inducing out-of-body experiences

  title={Chapter 26 Inducing out-of-body experiences},
  author={Olaf Blanke and Gregor Thut},


Linking Out-of-Body Experience and Self Processing to Mental Own-Body Imagery at the Temporoparietal Junction
It is suggested that the temporoparietal junction is a crucial structure for the conscious experience of the normal self, mediating spatial unity of self and body, and also suggest that impaired processing at the TPJ may lead to pathological selves such as OBEs. Expand
The Out-of-Body Experience: Disturbed Self-Processing at the Temporo-Parietal Junction
  • O. Blanke, S. Arzy
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry
  • 2005
Here the authors marshal evidence from neurology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging that suggests that OBEs are related to a failure to integrate multisensory information from one’s own body at the temporo-parietal junction (TPJ), which leads to the disruption of several phenomenological and cognitive aspects of self-processing. Expand
Extrastriate body area in human occipital cortex responds to the performance of motor actions
Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence that the EBA is strongly modulated by limb (arm, foot) movements to a visual target stimulus, even in the absence of visual feedback from the movement is reported. Expand
How Would You Feel versus How Do You Think She Would Feel? A Neuroimaging Study of Perspective-Taking with Social Emotions
The results of this positron emission tomography study support the prediction that the frontopolar, the somatosensory cortex, and the right inferior parietal lobe are crucial in the process of self/ other distinction. Expand
Out-of-body experience and autoscopy of neurological origin.
It is argued that both disintegrations (personal; personal-extrapersonal) are necessary for the occurrence of OBE and AS, and that they are due to a paroxysmal cerebral dysfunction of the TPJ in a state of partially and briefly impaired consciousness. Expand
Semiologic Value of Ictal Autoscopy
This work reports this phenomenon in three epilepsy patients and discusses its semiologic value and neuropsychological significance. Expand
That's My Hand! Activity in Premotor Cortex Reflects Feeling of Ownership of a Limb
The results suggest that multisensory integration in the premotor cortex provides a mechanism for bodily self-attribution in the form of feeling of ownership of the hand. Expand
The sense of movement elicited by transcranial magnetic stimulation in humans is due to sensory feedback
The experiments were designed to test whether the sensation that accompanies TMS‐evoked finger movements is generated centrally or whether it arises as a result of sensory feedback, and the results favour sensory feedback as the source of the sense of movement. Expand
From Penfield to present
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences,
  • 2003
Modulating the experience of agency: a positron emission tomography study
It is demonstrated that the level of activity of specific brain areas maps onto the experience of causing or controlling an action, particularly in the inferior part of the parietal lobe. Expand