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Near-Death Experiences

Heavenly Insight or Human Illusion?

Volume package: Copernicus

Engmann, Birk

2014, VI, 150 p. 20 illus.

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  • 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

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