Semiology and Mechanisms of Near-Death Experiences

@article{Peinkhofer2019SemiologyAM,
  title={Semiology and Mechanisms of Near-Death Experiences},
  author={Costanza Peinkhofer and Jens P. Dreier and Daniel Kondziella},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={19}
}
Near-death experiences (NDEs) are conscious perceptual experiences, including self-related emotional, spiritual, and mystical experiences, occurring in close encounters with death or in non-life-threatening situations. The origin of NDEs remains unknown. Here, we review recent advances in the understanding of NDE semiology and pathophysiology. Recent prospective studies confirm that NDEs reflect a spectrum of highly distinctive memories which are associated with negative or positive emotions… 
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