Re: UFOs "abductions" are imaginary:Bertrand Méheust

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sat Mar 27 22:26:45 EST 1999


Haven't heard of that claim before, but given that (according to my 
vague recollection) there have been reports showing some similarities
between patients with partial continuous epilepsy (previously
"psychomotor" epilepsy or "temporal lobe" epilepsy) and people
"reporting" abduction experiences, it sounds plausible. 

F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
New York Neuropsychology Group




In <922509385.964789 at server.australia.net.au> "John"
<johnhkm at netsprint.net.au> writes: 
>
>Didn't some neurologist in Britain claim a few years ago that he could
>induce UFO abductions experiences  via magnetic field stimulation of
the
>temporal lobes? Is this the equivalent of watching too much TV? Sorry
to be
>so vague, but I'm sure this was reported.
>
>John
>Waiting for Abduction. Where do I go?
>
>
>hemidactylus at my-dejanews.com wrote in message
><7dh9hi$q82$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>...
>>(crossposted ng's trimmed)
>>
>>In article <7dfkop$b6j$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>,
>>  patanie at my-dejanews.com wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Here are 2 important references for those naive and immature
Anglo-Saxons
>who
>>> continue to believe in "extraterrestrial" "abductions" :
>>>
>>> References:
>>>
>>> Bertrand Méheust, qui fut l’un des précurseurs de l’anthropologie
des
>>> extraterrestres:
>>>
>>>  1.Science-fiction et soucoupes volantes, Paris, Mercure de France,
1978
>;
>>>
>>> (Science-fiction and Flying Saucers,Mercure de France editor,Paris
1978.)
>>>
>>>  2.En soucoupes volantes. Vers une ethnologie des récits
d’enlèvements,
>>> Paris, Imago, 1992.
>>>
>>> (Aboard Flying Saucers. Towards an Ethnology of abductees'stories.
>>>  Imago editor,Paris 1992,France)
>>>
>>>
>>
>>I'm assuming these references deal with the neurobiology of UFO
beliefs in
>>some way, perhaps? Or is it more like the neuropsychology of
imagination.
>>
>>Has anybody compared the fMRI's of X-files watchers versus
nonwatchers.
>Maybe
>>there is relevance to Brodmann's area 51 ;-)
>>
>>Scott Chase
>>
>>
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