Out-of-body experiences: from Penfield to present

@article{Tong2003OutofbodyEF,
  title={Out-of-body experiences: from Penfield to present},
  author={Frank Tong},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={104-106}
}
  • F. Tong
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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