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Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study

Description: This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
Date: December 10, 2004
Creator: Thomsett-Scott, Beth

Obituary: Arvin S. Gibson

Description: Obituary of Arvin S. Gibson, a near-death researcher and frequent contributor to the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
Date: Winter 2004

Cases of the Reincarnation Type with Memories from the Intermission Between Lives

Description: Article analyzing reports from Burmese subjects which indicate that intermission memories can be broken down into three parts, and comparing these reports to reports of near-death experiences (NDEs), indicating that they show features similar to the transcendental component of Western NDEs and have significant areas of overlap with Asian NDEs.
Date: Winter 2004
Creator: Sharma, Poonam & Tucker, Jim B.

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

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.
Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Bonenfant, Richard J.

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

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.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.

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

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.
Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.

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

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.
Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Tart, Charles T.

The Phenomenology of the Self-Conscious Mind

Description: Article exploring the phenomenon of a near-death experiencer's veridical perceptions during the out-of-body experience (OBE), which strongly suggests the existence of a self-conscious mind as a "field of consciousness," a region of space where a person's consciousness exists.
Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Mays, Robert G. & Mays, Suzanne B.

Cheating the Ferryman: A New Paradigm of Existence?

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.
Date: Winter 2004
Creator: Peake, Anthony A.

Out-of-Body Experiences: All in the Brain?

Description: Article presenting arguments supporting the conclusion that the subtitle claims of an article published in "Nature" were not well-founded and that much research remains to be conducted to unravel the mystery of out-of-body experiences.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Holden, Janice M.; Long, Jeffrey & MacLurg, Jason

Obituary: Raymond G. Bayless

Description: Obituary for Raymond G. Bayless, noted field investigator in the area of survival of death, writer, and landscape painter.
Date: Summer 2004

Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences?

Description: Article that serves as Part 1 of a critique of survivalist interpretations of near-death experiences (NDEs), reviews the quality of the evidence for veridical observations during NDEs, and finds the case for veridical paranormal perception during NDEs wanting.
Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Augustine, Keith

Afterlife Research and the Shamanic Turn

Description: Abstract: In Western culture, approaches to the afterlife have mutated throughout history, from shamanism and mythology to philosophy, spiritualism, and psychical research. For conceptual reasons, however, survival research seems to many to be languishing, despite some remarkable recent advances. I urge a return to a more experience-based approach, modeled after features of the near-death experience, for its practical benefits; I intend that approach to complement other forms of research, not displace them. Finally, I underscore the unique status of survival research as a scientific pursuit.
Date: Autumn 2001
Creator: Grosso, Michael