OBE Trigger Found

Ian Goddard igoddard at erols.mom
Sat Sep 21 11:29:36 EST 2002


> These new findings tend to support my OBE 
> hypothesis: http://IanGoddard.net/paranorm.htm
> http://users.erols.com/igoddard/paranorm.htm
>
>
>http://www.newscientist.com/news/print.jsp?id=ns99992819
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>Brain probe triggers out-of-body experiences 

The abstract...


Nature, 2002 Sep 19;419(6904):269-270 

Neuropsychology: Stimulating illusory own-body perceptions.

Blanke O, Ortigue S, Landis T, Seeck M.

[author affiliations cut for brevity, see URL below]

'Out-of-body' experiences (OBEs) are curious, usually brief 
sensations in which a person's consciousness seems to become 
detached from the body and take up a remote viewing position. 
Here we describe the repeated induction of this experience by 
focal electrical stimulation of the brain's right angular gyrus 
in a patient who was undergoing evaluation for epilepsy treatment. 
Stimulation at this site also elicited illusory transformations of 
the patient's arm and legs (complex somatosensory responses) and 
whole-body displacements (vestibular responses), indicating that 
out-of-body experiences may reflect a failure by the brain to 
integrate complex somatosensory and vestibular information.

PMID: 12239558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12239558&dopt=Abstract

http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v419/n6904/abs/419269a_fs.html&dynoptions=doi1032581913



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