Log In
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Out-of-body experience is brain playing tricks on you

31st October 2011

Researchers from Edinburgh and Cambridge who carried out a review have said out-of-body experiences could be the brain trying to make sense of death.

Many patients who have had near-death experiences have reported feeling as if they left their bodies or travelled down a tunnel. However researcher Dr Caroline Watt said: "The most parsimonious explanation is not that you are travelling to some spiritual realm – it is  simply your brain trying to make sense of the unusual experiences you are having. The scientific evidence suggests that all aspects of the near-death experience have a biological basis."

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2016