author={Daniel B. Carr and Michael Prendergast},
  journal={The Lancet},

Does Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for Aortic Surgery Trigger Near-Death Experience? Incidence of Near-Death Experiences after Aortic Surgeries Performed under Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest

Several confounding factors regarding anesthesia, or NDE evaluation, might have impaired the chance of NDE recollections, and might have contributed to this negative result.

Semiology and Mechanisms of Near-Death Experiences

Recent prospective studies confirm that NDEs reflect a spectrum of highly distinctive memories which are associated with negative or positive emotions and can be influenced by the nature of the causal event, but the temporal sequence with which these images unfold is variable.

One foot on the other side : changed orientations to death after a near-death experience : a thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at Massey University, Manawatū, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Near-death experiences: actual considerations.

The notion that death represents a passing to an afterlife, where we are reunited with loved ones and live eternally in a utopian paradise, is common in the anecdotal reports of people who have

End-of-Life Experience Case Study and a Proposed Quantum Physics Hypothesis

Recently, I (Pereira) was involved in a series of endoflife experiences (ELEs) related to my uncle’s dying process. ELEs are defined as transpersonal experiences—those transcending the usual personal

Understanding the cognitive experience of death and the near-death experience.

  • S. Parnia
  • Psychology
    QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
  • 2017

Adventures in Immortality : A Look Beyond the Threshold of Death

Near-death studies published in major scientific journals during 1981-82 are grouped by subject matter and briefly reviewed. Near-death research has diversified in scope and intensified in

Near-Death Cases Desegregating Non-Locality/Disembodiment via Quantum Mediated Consciousness

The paper hypothetically subsets the cell-soul pathway with the presence of two forms of consciousness, consistent with a recently developed model by Reddy (2016b): bodily consciousness, which manages functions only at cellular level, and functional consciousness,which is present in the body but can get disembodied and perform non-locally.

Understanding the Mental and Cognitive Experience of Death

  • Psychology
  • 2016
Transcendental mystical or spiritual experiences close to death have been described for millennia. However, following the birth of modern intensive care medicine four decades ago, the specific term




Opiate antagonists: a role in the treatment of hypovolemic shock.

It is suggested that narcotic antagonists may prove to be of therapeutic value in the treatment of shock and endorphins may play a role in the pathophysiology of hypovolemic shock.

Scintigraphic studies of space-occupying liver disease.

Near-death experiences. Relevance to the question of survival after death.

The evidence available is far from necessitating a conclusion in favor of man's survival after death, but it is also far from deserving the neglect it has received from most scientists.

beta-Endorphin induces nonconvulsive limbic seizures.

Observations suggest that beta-endorphin may have an important role in the regulation of limbic excitability, and the recent immunohistochemical localization of beta- endorphin to midline limbic structures is suggested.

Naloxone reversal of endotoxin hypotension suggests role of endorphins in shock

Using the specific opiate antagonist, naloxone, this work rapidly reversed endotoxin-induced hypotension, but also prophylactically blocked its occurrence and suggest that endorphins may have a role in the patho-physiology of shock and that narcotic antagonists should be evaluated for their potential therapeutic value in the treatment of shock.

Regional Distribution of Opiate Receptor Binding in Monkey and Human Brain

The authors describe a relationship between the distribution of opiate receptors and of neurotransmitters that varies dramatically throughout the human and monkey brain.

Image Formation by Induced Local Interactions: Examples Employing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

An image of an object may be defined as a graphical representation of the spatial distribution of one or more of its properties as a result of interaction with a matter or radiation field characterized by a wavelength comparable to or smaller than the smallest features to be distinguished.