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Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors

Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors

Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Pearsall, Paul; Schwartz, Gary E. R. & Russek, Linda G. S.
Description: Study evaluating whether changes following heart transplant surgery parallel the history of the donors, based on the systemic memory hypothesis which predicts that all dynamical systems that contain recurrent feedback loops store information and energy to various degrees.
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Cheating the Ferryman: A New Paradigm of Existence?

Cheating the Ferryman: A New Paradigm of Existence?

Date: Winter 2004
Creator: Peake, Anthony A.
Description: Article presenting an argument for what occurs subjectively at the moment of death, using insights from quantum physics, neurology, perceptual science, psychiatry, and Gnosticism.
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A Child's Encounter with the Devil: An Unusual Near-Death Experience with Both Blissful and Frightening Elements

A Child's Encounter with the Devil: An Unusual Near-Death Experience with Both Blissful and Frightening Elements

Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Bonenfant, Richard J.
Description: Abstract: I describe the near-death experience (NDE) of a 6-year-old boy who encountered both the devil and God following a near-fatal car accident, and compare recent recollections of the event with those made four years earlier. I discuss the aftereffects of this experience, and review the findings of earlier studies of frightening NDEs.
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Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.
Description: Abstract: Keith Augustine raises questions regarding Pam Reynolds's near-death experience (NDE) while undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery using the hypothermic cardiac arrest ("standstill") procedure. I specifically address questions regarding anesthesia and brainstem auditory evoked response procedures; and the relation of Reynolds's NDE to "standstill" and life after death.
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Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Commentary on "Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?"

Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Tart, Charles T.
Description: Editor's abstract and note: In this commentary, Charles Tart critiques Keith Augustine's deconstruction of Pam Reynolds's near-death experience (NDE) while undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery using the hypothermic cardiac arrest ("standstill") procedure. However, after drafting this initial response to Augustine's paper, family medical problems prevented Tart from researching and polishing his comments as thoroughly as he would have wished. He has approved our publication of this commentary but regrets taht it is not up to his usual standard.
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Commentary on John Gibbs' "What Do Near-Death Experiencers and Jesus Have in Common? The Near-Death Experience and Spong's New New Christianity"

Commentary on John Gibbs' "What Do Near-Death Experiencers and Jesus Have in Common? The Near-Death Experience and Spong's New New Christianity"

Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.
Description: Abstract: John Gibbs relates research findings on near-death experiences (NDEs) to John Shelby Spong's "continuity view of Jesus" and his "call for a new Christianity." Gibbs' argument falls short of demonstrating congruence of the scientific findings of NDE research with the theological claims of Spong, who posits that Jesus was not God, but just a person.
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Commentary on Keith Augustine's Article

Commentary on Keith Augustine's Article

Date: Winter 2007
Creator: Fox, Mark
Description: Abstract: This commentary responds to Keith Augustine's article on the hallucinatory nature of near-death experiences (NDEs). It draws attention to his misreading of an important point made in my book Religion, Spirituality and the Near-Death Experience (Fox, 2003) regarding claims made by some NDErs to have traveled into outer space, reinforces the need for a thorough consideration of the epistemological complexities involved in asserting or denying a "common core" to NDEs, and ends by supporting the point made by Augustine that there is a pressing need for more crosscultural studies of the "core" phenomenon itself.
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Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper

Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper

Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: Serdahely, William
Description: Abstract: Keith Augustine claims that near-death experiences are actually hallucinations. However, this proposition has several serious problems that I explicate in this commentary.
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Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper

Commentary on Keith Augustine's Paper

Date: Winter 2007
Creator: Irwin, Harvey J.
Description: Abstract: Keith Augustine has provided a useful survey of the psychological and neurological correlates of near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences. The empirical findings he cites may prove awkward to accommodate under current separationist accounts of these experiences, although proponents of the separationist approach may be able to refine their theories so as to enhance their predictive power in this regard.
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Commentary on "Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features"

Commentary on "Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features"

Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: Fenwick, Peter
Description: Abstract: In this response to Keith Augustine's paper, I discuss the question of the nature and causation of near-death experiences (NDEs) with hallucinatory features. The attribution of hallucinations to either a brain mechanism or a peek into the afterworld raises fundamental questions about both the epistemology and ontology of our neuroscience, and of our scientific models of an afterlife. It also raises questions about the physiological state of the brain giving rise to NDEs that arise in very different situations and are clearly unlikely to have a unitary cause. These fundamental questions can be answered only in proper prospective trials when both the brain physiology and psychological variables of the experiencer are known.
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