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Old 18th July 2003, 03:15 AM   #1
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NDEs, Readers Digest, and The Lancet

So there I was innocently reading a thread about the supernatural over at the SDMB when someone mentioned that there's a feature article in the August, 2003 issue of Readers Digest which offers scientific proof that NDEs are not a biological event. I was so busy rolling my eyes at this assertion that it took me a while to comprehend the information that the Readers Digest article was based on information published in The Lancet.

What else was a skeptic to do but go join The Lancet.com (registration free) and search their archives for articles on "near death experience".

I haven't read more than a couple of the articles yet, but I thought I'd share this information in case there's anyone else who would like to read these studies for themselves and draw their own conclusions about their validity. Happy reading!
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Old 18th July 2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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I think people might find this particular study, published in The Lancet an interesting one (it's in .pdf format, but a plain text version is available - I just can't link to the plain text version), and the research is of a quality which makes it worthy of serious discussion.
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Old 20th July 2003, 08:24 AM   #3
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I think people might find this particular study, published in The Lancet an interesting one (it's in .pdf format, but a plain text version is available - I just can't link to the plain text version), and the research is of a quality which makes it worthy of serious discussion.
I've already read it. I've read everything about NDE's
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Old 20th July 2003, 12:01 PM   #4
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Note: the "cypherpunk:cypherpunk" login/pass works for this site.

I found the article you linked to very interesting, especially the debunking of the widely held belief among skeptics that NDE's can be induced by drugs and electrical stimulation of the brain.

The most interesting NDE cases I think are the ones involving patients that had a flatline EEG during surgery. There should be no way new memories could be formed during this period, yet some people have reported such. Very interesting!
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