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Toward an Explanation of Near-Death Phenomena

Description: This paper discusses different kinds of near-death experiences (NDEs) and the conditions that general elicit them. Their nature is elaborated upon, as well as their effects on the people that experience them.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Grosso, Michael
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Unresolved Problems in the Study of Near-Death Experiences: Some Suggestions for Research and Theory

Description: This paper means to progress the research of near-death experiences (NDEs) by analyzing potential methodology and addressing assumptions. It also analyzes different kinds of NDEs and the limitations that restrict the deriving of strong conclusions from data. The author makes it clear that their own assumption leans towards the existence of NDEs as a cognitive phenomenon until further research can be conducted.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Drab, Kevin J.
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The Near-Death Experience: Myth or Reality? A Methodological Approach

Description: This paper discusses the effort to find an objective means of evaluating near-death experiences (NDEs). A study of "one hundred and sixteen near-death survivors have been interviewed in this study" (abstract). The author's mechanism for determining the authenticity of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) requires that individuals recall details that are specific to the events that surrounded their physical body during the duration of their OBE, and the individual must have no physical means of gaining sensory information about their surroundings.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.
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Near-Death Experiences and the Mind-Body Problem

Description: This paper talks about near-death experiences and their nature causing conflicts with the current view of the body and mind. The paper discusses different views about the nature of the human mind and body.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Woodhouse, Mark B.
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