Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scientists Study Woman Who Can Have Out-of-Body Experiences on Demand

Scientists conducted a study of a woman who can will herself out of her body.
After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could experience this," wrote the scientists in a study describing the case, published in February in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Pretty crazy, right? One would think that if you could leave your own body and float above it, you'd be a little more... vocal about it. But since it was a common experience for her - one she "began performing as a child when bored with 'sleep time' at preschool... moving above her body" instead of napping - it may have appeared unremarkable. This is way more interesting than what I did, which was indeed napping. Read more

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