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Out-of-body experiences linked to neural instability and biases in body representation

From a 11 July 2011 Science Daily article

Although out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are typically associated with migraine, epilepsy and psychopathology, they are quite common in healthy and psychologically normal individuals as well. However, they are poorly understood. A new study, published in the July 2011 issue of Elsevier’s Cortex, has linked these experiences to neural instabilities in the brain’s temporal lobes and to errors in the body’s sense of itself — even in non clinical populations…..

July 19, 2011 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News |

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