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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
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Near-Death Experience in Pu Songling's Strange Stories from Liaozhai's Studio

Description: Abstract: I present in this paper a tale from Pu Songling's "Strange Stories from Liaozhai's Studio." This story seems to contain the following key elements of a near-death experience: the life review, travel through a spiritual world, and a pilgrimage to obtain a healthy physical body "to return to life." I discuss the content of the life review in terms of emotionally tagged souvenirs. Other contents of the story are clearly culturally dependent and I discuss them within the framework of Oriental thought.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Gómez-Jeria, Juan S.
Partner: UNT Libraries