The Out-of-Body Experience: Disturbed Self-Processing at the Temporo-Parietal Junction

  title={The Out-of-Body Experience: Disturbed Self-Processing at the Temporo-Parietal Junction},
  author={Olaf Blanke and Shahar Arzy},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={16 - 24}
  • O. Blanke, S. Arzy
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Psychology, Biology
  • The Neuroscientist
Folk psychology postulates a spatial unity of self and body, a “real me” that resides in one’s body and is the subject of experience. The spatial unity of self and body has been challenged by various philosophical considerations but also by several phenomena, perhaps most notoriously the “out-of-body experience” (OBE) during which one’s visuo-spatial perspective and one’s self are experienced to have departed from their habitual position within one’s body. Here the authors marshal evidence from… 

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