Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Psychology - Neuropsychology | Near-Death Experiences

Near-Death Experiences

Heavenly Insight or Human Illusion?

Volume package: Copernicus

Engmann, Birk

2014, VI, 150 p. 20 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-03728-8

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-03727-1

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Provides explanations for the various experiences construed by some as proof of the supernatural
  • Fascinating and informative presentation of a highly controversial topic
  • Author is respected neurologist with many medical and historical publications to his name
  • Explores its topic with interesting historical reports and recent well documented cases
The expression "Near-Death Experience" is associated in the popular understanding with access to knowledge about our transition between the states of life and death. But how should such experiences be interpreted? Are they verifiable with scientific methods? If so, how can they be explained? Attempting to relate matters of scientific knowledge to subjective experience and the realm of belief is a difficult balancing act, and has led to a variety of approaches to the topic. This work scrutinizes the diverse views, and also myths, about near-death experiences and describes them from a scientific standpoint. Situated at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology,  philosophy, and religious studies, this book will appeal to a broad audience of both scientists and general readers.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Afterlife Evidence - Body and Soul Problem - Consciousness and Its Neural Correlates - Deathbed Phenomena - Embracing the Light - Imaging Brain Function - Near-death Experiences - Neuropsychological Explanations - Proof of Afterlife

Related subjects » Medicine - Neuropsychology - Neuroscience - Religious Studies

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Neuropsychology.