Comments on " A Neurobiological Model for Near-Death Experiences "

  title={Comments on " A Neurobiological Model for Near-Death Experiences "},
  author={Vernon M. Neppe},
Juan C. Saavedra-Aguilar and Juan S. G6mez-Jeria present a neurophysiological explanation of near-death experiences (NDEs) based on temporal lobe dysfunction and stimulation of the hippocampus and related limbic structures by endogenous endorphins released at the moment of death. Their hypothesis hinges on clinical similarities between temporal lobe seizures and NDEs. Presumably, the stress of dying would trigger endorphin release, which would lower the seizure threshold within the temporal… CONTINUE READING
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