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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Craig R. Lundahl and Harold A. Widdison Respond."
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Lundahl, Craig R. & Widdison, Harold A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Death of a Gedanken Creature

Description: Paper describing a thought experiment in which a hypothetical creature created by a computer program inhabits a simple universe consisting of itself, food, and predators. As this creature "dies" it "internally" experiences these environmental features independent of their actual presence. More evolved hypothetical creatures generate novel forms of "inner" experiences as they "die." Applying these results to humans suggests an "internal" genesis of near-death experiences.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Thaler, Stephen L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Describing the Light: Attribution Theory as an Explanation of the Near-Death Experience

Description: Article exploring near-death experiences and attribution theory, which focuses on how information is used to create causal inferences and answer causal questions. The finding that near-death experiencers (NDErs) rarely describe unknown events, characters, or objects suggests that NDErs make attributions to answer why these experiences occurred. Examining various descriptions of NDEs demonstrates how attribution theory explains individuals' descriptions of their NDEs.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Norton, Max C. & Sahlman, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Variations from the Prototypic Near-Death Experience: The "Individually Tailored" Hypothesis

Description: Study of firsthand accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs), which revealed a number of variations from the prototypic NDE description, including feeling judged during a life review, seeing a nondeceased friend in the tunnel, experiencing no pain upon returning to the physical body, and crossing a barrier before being sent back.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Serdahely, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 13, Number 3, Spring 1995

Description: 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.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letters to the Editor

Description: Four letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "More on Kenneth Ring's 'Swan Song'," "Vincent Luciani Responds," "Descriptions of the City of Light," and "Craig R. Lundahl and Harold A. Widdison Respond."
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Ring, Kenneth; Luciani, Vincent; Morabito, Leslee A.; Lundahl, Craig R. & Widdison, Harold A.
Partner: UNT Libraries