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Hypermedia, Interactive Multimedia, and Virtual Realities

Hypermedia, Interactive Multimedia, and Virtual Realities

Date: 1990
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Article discussing hypermedia, interactive multimedia, and virtual realities.
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Public-Access Computer Systems and the Internet

Public-Access Computer Systems and the Internet

Date: 1990
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: This article discusses Public-Access Computer Systems (PACS) and the Internet.
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Community Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences: A Chinese Study

Community Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences: A Chinese Study

Date: Spring 1990
Creator: Kellehear, Allan; Heaven, Patrick & Gao, Jia
Description: Abstract: In a survey of Chinese attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs), 197 respondents were read a hypothetical description of an NDE and asked to choose from a range of explanations and social reactions that might approximate their own. Fifty-eight percent of respondents believed that NDEs were probably hallucinations or dreams. Less than nine percent believed the NDE was evidence of life after death. Rural and younger persons were more likely to react positively to NDErs. The results are discussed with reference to an earlier Australian study by Kellehear and Heaven (1989).
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Near-Death Encounters with and without Near-Death Experiences: Comparative NDE Scale Profiles

Near-Death Encounters with and without Near-Death Experiences: Comparative NDE Scale Profiles

Date: Spring 1990
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Description: Abstract: In a retrospective study contrasting the near-death encounters of 183 persons who reported near-death experiences and 63 persons who reported no near-death experience, the two groups did not differ in age, gender, or time elapsed since the near-death encounter. Near-death experiencers reported all 16 items of the NDE Scale significantly more often than did nonexperiencers.
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Near-Death Experience by Proxy: A Case Study

Near-Death Experience by Proxy: A Case Study

Date: Summer 1990
Creator: Sutherland, Cherie
Description: Abstract: A recent interview with a 34-year-old man, currently serving a life sentence for murder, revealed a remarkable case of "near-death experience by proxy." The phenomenological features of the experience unfolded typically, with some slight variation in content. The immediate drastic changes in attitude and belief following the experience are described.
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Response to "The Luminous Experience and the Scientific Method"

Response to "The Luminous Experience and the Scientific Method"

Date: Summer 1990
Creator: Zaleski, Carol
Description: Abstract: Acknowledging the cultural shaping of near-death experiences makes possible a deeper and more sophisticated appreciation of their meaning and validity.
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Changes in Religious Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Following Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study

Changes in Religious Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Following Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study

Date: Autumn 1990
Creator: Sutherland, Cherie
Description: Abstract: This study examined changes in religious beliefs, attitudes, and practices in the lives of 50 near-death experiencers. I attempted to clarify whether these changes were to greater religiousness or to a deeper spirituality. I found that before the near-death experience (NDE), my respondents were no more religious or spiritually inclined than the general Australian population. Following the NDE there was a statistically significant shift towards spirituality on most items investigated.
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Near-Death Experiences and the Measurement of Blood Gases

Near-Death Experiences and the Measurement of Blood Gases

Date: Autumn 1990
Creator: Gliksman, Michael D. & Kellehear, Allan
Description: Abstract: Although cerebral anoxia is not thought to be responsible for triggering near-death experiences (NDEs), the issue is not so clear in the case of hypercapnia. Detection of normal blood gases in Michael Sabom's (1982) case study seems to be the major reply to suggest that hypercapnia may have a causal role in NDEs. We argue, however, that routine arterial measures of blood gases are not a reliable indicator of cerebral levels.
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Five Minutes After Death: A Study of Beliefs and Expectations

Five Minutes After Death: A Study of Beliefs and Expectations

Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Kellehear, Allan &
Description: Abstract: This paper examines the beliefs and expectations that a sample of 508 people hold about the first five minutes after death. A substantial minority believed that they will experience the main elements of the near-death experience (NDE). In general these elements were cited more frequently than were Biblical images. Six percent of the sample said that postmortem survival for them will be a negative and disturbing experience. We discuss these results in terms of their methodological implications for other survey work and their theoretical contribution toward our understanding of negative NDEs.
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Historical Perspectives on Near-Death Phenomena

Historical Perspectives on Near-Death Phenomena

Date: Winter 1990
Creator: Walker, Barbara A. & Serdahely, William J.
Description: Abstract: The authors present an introductory overview of the history of near-death phenomena, followed by a synopsis of near-death research representative of three historical eras: 1880s-1930s; 1930s-1960; and 1960 to the present.
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