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Towards a Neuroscientific Explanation of Near-death Experiences ?

  title={Towards a Neuroscientific Explanation of Near-death Experiences ?},
  author={A. Vanhaudenhuyse and M. Thonnard and Steven Laureys},
Near-death experiences can be defined as “profound psychological events with transcendental and mystical elements, typically occurring to individuals close to death or in situations of intense physical or emotional danger. These elements include ineffability, a sense that the experience transcends personal ego, and an experience of union with a divine or higher principle” [1]. Common elements recurring in near-death experiences are experiencing a panoramic life review, feelings of peace and… Expand
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