Visualizing out-of-body experience in the brain.
- Biology, PsychologyThe New England journal of medicine
Positron-emission tomographic scanning showed brain activation at the temporoparietal junction at the angular-supramarginal gyrus junction and the superior temporal gyrus-sulcus on the right side, suggesting that activation of these regions is the neural correlate of the disembodiment that is part of the out-of-body experience.
Out-of-body experience and autoscopy of neurological origin.
- PsychologyBrain : a journal of neurology
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.
Inducing out-of-body experiences
In an out-of-body experience (OBE), people seem to be awake and feel that their ‘self’,or centre of experience, is located outside of the physical body. It is from an elevatedextracorporal location…
Evidence for elevated cortical hyperexcitability and its association with out-of-body experiences in the non-clinical population: New findings from a pattern-glare task
Trimodal neurons Neurons that respond to signals from three perceptual domains
| Recent research has linked bodily self-consciousness to the processing and integration of multisensory bodily signals in temporoparietal, premotor, posterior parietal and extrastriate cortices.…
A causal role for the right angular gyrus in self-location mediated perspective taking
- PsychologyScientific reports
It is concluded that self-identification is mediated in the brain by inferring self-location (i.e., perspective-taking) and can be decoupled from the bodily self, explaining phenomena associated with disembodiment.
Common Characteristics of Anomalous Perceptual Experiences
- PhilosophyIntegral Transpersonal Journal
This paper presents phenomenology of out- of-body experiences (OBEs) occurring spontaneously or pathologically triggered as well as other types of anomalous perceptual experiences such as near-…
When is an Out-of-Body Experience (Not) an Out-of-Body Experience? Reflections about Out-of-Body Phenomena in Neuroscientific Research
In recent years there has been an increased interest in the study of out-of-body experiences (obes) by cognitive and neuro-scientists. Nowadays, far-reaching claims regarding the uncovering of the…
Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Body Perception: No Evidence for Specificity of the Right Temporo-Parietal Junction
- Biology, PsychologyBrain Topography
ABP from rTMS at both sites induced electroencephalographic power decrease in all frequencies at left anterior and central cortical sites, and the rTPJ may not play a specific role in this process.
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Spatial awareness is a function of the temporal not the posterior parietal lobe
- Biology, PsychologyNature
It is shown that, contrary to the widely accepted view, the superior temporal cortex is the neural substrate of spatial neglect in humans, as it is in monkeys.
The Vestibular Cortex: Its Locations, Functions, and Disorders
- Biology, PsychologyAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Evidence is presented that the multisensory parieto‐insular cortex is the human homologue of the parieto‐insular vestibular cortex (PIVC) in the monkey and is involved in the perception of…
The anatomy of unilateral neglect after right-hemisphere stroke lesions. A clinical/CT-scan correlation study in man
- Psychology, BiologyNeuropsychologia
Proprioceptive Illusions Induced by Muscle Vibration: Contribution by Muscle Spindles to Perception?
- Biology, EngineeringScience
When vibration of 100 hertz was applied to the tendon of the biceps or the triceps muscle, the subject made a systematic misjudgment of the angle at the elbow. During contraction the error could be…
Principles of Object Perception
- PsychologyCogn. Sci.
Findings suggest that a general representation of object unity and boundaries is interposed between representations of surfaces and representations of objects of familiar kinds, related to processes of physical reasoning.
Changes in the Size and Shape of Visual After-Images Observed in Complete Darkness during Changes of Position in Space