5 Matching Results

Search Results

Guest Editorial: Children and the Near-Death Phenomenon: Another Viewpoint

Description: "Children who brush death, nearly die, or who are pronounced clinically dead but later revive have a much higher incidence of near-death experiences (NDEs) than do adults. Although excellent research now exists on children's cases, there have been discrepancies. I suggest that we need to broaden the range of observations on children's NDEs and reconsider what is known about children and the near-death phenomenon" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Atwater, P.M.H., L.H.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hedonic Deactivation: A New Human Value for an Advanced Society

Description: "Comatose subjects experience pleasant unaroused affects such as tranquility, serenity, peacefulness, and relaxation, more frequently and more intensely than they experience aroused feelings or differentiated emotions. I suggest that consciousness is not disconnected by coma, but rather is potentiated following complete blockage of the brain's information channels" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Tiberi, Emilio
Partner: UNT Libraries

Questions for the "Dying Brain Hypothesis"

Description: This paper poses "four questions for the "dying brain hypothesis" as propounded by Susan Blackmore in her book Dying to Live (1993)" (abstract). "I suggest that these four questions pose a challenge to the "dying brain hypothesis" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Serdahely, William J., Ph.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Death Dream and Near-Death Darwinism

Description: This paper proposes that "based upon very repeatable computer simulations of dying neural networks, the phenomena of both near-death experiences (NDEs) and a virtual afterlife are plausible and can be expected to occur in traumatized neurobiological systems" (abstract). The author then speculates three societal implications based on this conclusion.
Date: Autumn 1996
Creator: Thaler, Stephen L.
Partner: UNT Libraries