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Self-Location Kinematics Influence the Generation of Near-Death Experience Cognitive and Affective Perceptions

Description: Article discussing research related to personal feelings of self-location and movement during near-death experiences (NDEs). It also describes the use of "Archi-Textures" to more clearly define spatio-temporal experiences during NDEs.
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Date: Spring 2021
Creator: Lerner, France; Laureys, Steven; Charland-Verville, Vanessa & Botbol-Baum, Mylene
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Letter to the Editor: Response to "A New Scale to Assess Near-Death Experiences"

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies discussing a proposed scale for assessing near-death experiences (NDEs), which was proposed by the authors of the letter, and also comments on a previous letter in which others reviewed the original proposal.
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Date: Spring 2021
Creator: Martial, Charlotte; Greyson, Bruce; Simon, Jessica; Puttaert, Ninon; Gosseries, Olivia; Charland-Verville, Vanessa et al.
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Letter to the Editor: More Comments on the New NDE-C Scale

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies discussing concerns about a proposed new assessment tool for near-death experiences (NDEs), particularly regarding changes in language from the original scale, and also commenting on a previous review of the proposal.
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Date: Spring 2021
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
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Metaphysical Beliefs and Experiences Among Physician Trainees: An Exploratory Study

Description: Article documenting the results of surveying 126 physician trainees regarding their beliefs about metaphysical experiences (e.g., near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, shared-death experiences, and after-death communication) and experiences shared with them by patients. It also discusses results about the trainees' attitudes toward transcendental explanations and caring for end-of-life patients.
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Date: Autumn 2020
Creator: Schmitt, Jessica M.
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Letter to the Editor: Response to "Mediumship Not a Near-Death Experience Aftereffect, Part 2"

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies in response to another author's concerns about the connotations of the term "mediumship" and their opinions on the suggested alternative term "sensitive."
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Date: Autumn 2020
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner & Foster, Ryan D.
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The Phenomenology of Iranian Near-Death Experiences

Description: Article describing the findings regarding thematic analysis of seventeen near-death experience accounts provided by Iranian Shia Muslims to determine how these experiences overlap or diverge from accounts given by experiencers from Western cultures.
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Date: Autumn 2020
Creator: Ghasemiannejad Jahromi, Alinaghi & Long, Jeffrey
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Quantum Physics as Analogy: A Response to "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature"

Description: Abstract: As one of the authors whose work the two retired physicists Jack A. Mroczkowski and Alexis P. Malozemoff (2019) discussed in their article "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature," which appears elsewhere in this journal issue, I appreciate the invitation to write this response. In it I will offer my views on quantum physics and the role of consciousness, further information about studies pertaining to near-death experiences (NDEs) and consciousness in general, and several quotations from my book that substantiate my use of quantum physics as analogy rather than established fact as it pertains to consciousness.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: van Lommel, Pim
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Don't Look at My Hand: A Response to "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature"

Description: Abstract: In this invited response to the article "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature" by Jack A. Mroczkowski and Alexis P. Malozemoff, appearing in this issue of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, I agree that the term "quantum" can be misused if it is used as an explanation for psychic phenomena. What quantum mechanics does provide, whereas classical mechanics does not, is evidence that the physical world is compatible with psychic phenomena. That is, the core mystery about psychic experiences is that they transcend the everyday constraints of space and time. The same mystery is true of quantum phenomena. Some authors claim that this shared mystery is a mere coincidence. If so, that is an astonishing coincidence.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Radin, Dean
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Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature

Description: Abstract: In this paper, we address an unfortunate growing trend involving misuse of quantum physics in psychic and healing literature, including literature on near-death experiences. After a brief introduction to quantum physics, we provide examples and explanations of misuse. Such misuse encourages undue skepticism of what might otherwise be valuable reading. We conclude with recommendations to authors and publishers about how to guard against this problem.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Mroczkowski, Jack A. & Malozemoff, Alexis P.
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Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature: A Rejoinder

Description: Abstract: We provide a rejoinder to the responses of Chopra, Goswami, Kastrup, Radin, and van Lommel to our article "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature" that opens this journal issue. Our comments may be summarized in two main themes: These authors failed to recognize (a) how and why the von Neumann concept that only consciousness can collapse the quantum wavefunction has been largely rejected by physicists today and that quantum collapse is now understood to be able to occur without a conscious human observer, and (b) that their efforts to justify a universal consciousness on the basis of presently understood nonlocality are flawed. Also, in our view, from a quantum physics perspective the universe may be much less entangled and holistic than psi authors often assume. In conclusion, we contend that quantum misuse by psi authors remains a serious problem, undermining the credibility of psi research. We provide suggestions to help psi authors avoid this problem in the future.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Malozemoff, Alexis P. & Mroczkowski, Jack A.
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Reasonable Inferences from Quantum Mechanics: A Response to "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature"

Description: Abstract: This invited article is a response to the paper "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature," by Jack A. Mroczkowski and Alexis P. Malozemoff, published in this issue of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. Whereas I sympathize with Mroczkowski's and Malozemoff's cause and goals, and I recognize the problem that they attempted to tackle, I argue that their criticisms often overshot the mark and end up adding to the confusion. I address nince specific technical points that Mroczkowski and Malozemoff accused popular writers in the fields of health care and parapsychology of misunderstanding and misrepresenting. I argue that, by and large--and contrary to Mroczkowski's and Malozemoff's claims--the statements made by these writers are often reasonable and generally consistent with the current state of play in foundations of quantum mechanics.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Kastrup, Bernardo
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Not Misuse but Progress: A Response to "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature"

Description: Abstract: In rebuttal to the article "Quantum Misuse in Psychic literature" by Jack A Mroczkowski and Alexis P. Malozemoff published in this issue of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, I briefly present the quantum science of consciousness, provide its experimental verification, and mention some of its applications. I then briefly summarize one such application--near-death experiences. I also provide an explanation of how a macro material body such as the brain can be quantum.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Goswami, Amit
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Misuse or Breakthrough? Mind and the Quantum Model: A Reponse to "Quantum Misuse in Psychic Literature"

Description: Abstract: The classic problem of how the mind and body relate, which is part of the general problem of how the physical universe may have given rise to consciousness, cannot be solved with a purely physical approach. In an attempt to locate a region of nature where mind and matter closely meet, many theorists both in and out of physics have looked to the quantum field. In their article "The Misuse of Quantum Physics in Psychic Literature" that appears elsewhere in this Journal issue, Jack A. Mroczkowski and Alexis P. Malozemoff proffered the accusation that these theorists engaged in "psychic" speculation, a misuse of quantum mechanics, and a misappropriate of science to further a spiritual agenda. In this invited response, I argue that the use of quantum in this way is entirely correct and suggests a radical paradigm shift.
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Date: Spring 2019
Creator: Chopra, Deepak
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Editor's Afterword

Description: Editorial statement discussing the contents of the Journal of Near-Death Studies volume 37. The statement expands on the the article by Alexis P. Malozemoff and Jack A. Mroczkowski which discussed quantum physics and consciousness.
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Date: Autumn 2019
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner
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Letter to the Editor: Response to James Matlock's Rejoinder, Regarding His Review of Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions by Gregory Shushan

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies providing a commentary from the author of the book, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, regarding a review of the book and multiple critiques and responses between the book's author and the reviewer.
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Date: Summer 2019
Creator: Shushan, Gregory
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An Exploratory Study of Perceptual and Cognitive Features in Near-Death Experiences: A Proposed Model and Research Recommendations

Description: Abstract: This exploratory study was based on the cognitive and perceptual characteristics of 50 cases of near-death experiences (NDEs) collected through the International Association for Near-Death Studies-France. This study resulted in the formulation of a model of perception based on the concept of "global perception" or "global acquisition of information." Further analysis showed that this model is consistent with the concept that these perceptions are not purely hallucinatory but are, in part, modified perceptions of reality. Several clues are then proposed to explain how this type of information could be processed at the cerebral level and beyond. Finally, we offer a clinical research protocol, including a test that could lead to irrefutable proof of veridical perception during NDEs.
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Date: Summer 2019
Creator: Jourdan, Jean-Pierre & Smythies, John
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