RESEARCH INTO OBEs

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  • RESEARCH INTO OBEs
    • OBE: Sensation of being awake seeing own body from a location outside physical body
      • 15-20% people claim OBE
    • PARANORMAL EXPLANATION
      • OBEs are something beyond our current understanding
    • BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS
      • Blanke & Arzy(2005): OBEs more common in those experiencing migranes or epilepsy
      • Devinsky et al (1989): Those experiencing OBEs have been described as having damgae in temporal or parietal lobes - these regions are involved in self-perception
      • DeRiddler et al (2007): stimulation in temporoparietal region of brain generates OBE-like experiences
    • NATURAL-OCCURING OBEs
      • Green (1968): studied 400 accounts of       OBEs        .20% parasomatic or asomatic    .12% occurred during sleep   . 25% associated with stress
    • ARTIFICALLY-OCCURING OBEs
      • Alvorado (1982): reviewed lab studies where OBEs were induced (by relaxation, hypnosis & audio-visual stimulation).
        • .PPs asked to identify objects out of sight of physical body .Miss Z able to read out randomly selected 5-digit number (Tart, 1968) .Overall weak evidence

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