Editorial: Can Science Explain the Near Death Experience?

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Article discussing empirical questions about near-death experiences (NDEs) that can be explored by the scientific method. Scientific study poses risks both to NDErs and to our understanding of the NDE itself. However, because the NDE allows unique access to information about consciousness and death, those risks are outweighed by the benefits to NDErs and to humanity derived from a scientific description of NDErs.

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77-92 p. ; 23 cm.

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Greyson, Bruce Winter 1989.

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Article discussing empirical questions about near-death experiences (NDEs) that can be explored by the scientific method. Scientific study poses risks both to NDErs and to our understanding of the NDE itself. However, because the NDE allows unique access to information about consciousness and death, those risks are outweighed by the benefits to NDErs and to humanity derived from a scientific description of NDErs.

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77-92 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 8(2), Human Sciences Press, Winter 1989, pp. 77-92

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc798871

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 77-92

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Journal of Near-Death Studies

The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 8, Number 2, Winter 1989

Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Greyson, Bruce. Editorial: Can Science Explain the Near Death Experience?, article, Winter 1989; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798871/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .