A Scientific Explanation for the Near Death Experience
One barrier to understanding nonlocal phenomena such as near death experiences and remote viewing is that we do not, as yet, have a comprehensive scientific model for such experiences. At the Institute for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, this is one of our priorities.
John Peter Thompson and I have developed such a model and are in the process of having it peer reviewed and sent out for publication in the scientific literature. First stop, Nature!
We need your help.
We recently posted a YouTube video discussing the new theory.
Here are the scientific references that are the basis of the video. If you know of better ones, please email me through firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; the same for any corrections, improvements, problems with the theory etc. Let the scathing and cleansing fires of peer review begin even before the scientific peer review.
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