The physiology of the tunnel

@article{Blackmore1989ThePO,
  title={The physiology of the tunnel},
  author={S. Blackmore and Tom S. Troscianko},
  journal={Journal of Near-Death Studies},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={15-28}
}
Several theories to account for the origin of tunnel hallucinations and tunnel experiences near death are considered: (1) the idea of a “real” tunnel; (2) representations of transition; (3) reliving birth memories; (4) imagination; and (5) physiological origins. Three different physiological theories are considered that related the tunnel form to the structure of the visual cortex. All can account for much of the phenomenology of the tunnel experience, and all lead to testable predictions. It… Expand
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