View Full Version : Out-of-Body Experience? Your Brain Is to Blame

Richard Amiel McGough
01-02-2013, 09:21 PM
This is a fascinating article from the NYT:

Out-of-Body Experience? Your Brain Is to Blame (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/03/health/psychology/03shad.html?_r=2&)

A snippet:
[A]ccording to recent work by neuroscientists, they can be induced by delivering mild electric current to specific spots in the brain. In one woman, for example, a zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus resulted in a sensation that she was hanging from the ceiling, looking down at her body. In another woman, electrical current delivered to the angular gyrus produced an uncanny feeling that someone was behind her, intent on interfering with her actions.

And there are intriguing hints to how the brain generates consciousness:

Scientists have gained new understanding of these odd bodily sensations as they have learned more about how the brain works, Dr. Blanke said. For example, researchers have discovered that some areas of the brain combine information from several senses. Vision, hearing and touch are initially processed in the primary sensory regions. But then they flow together, like tributaries into a river, to create the wholeness of a person’s perceptions. A dog is visually recognized far more quickly if it is simultaneously accompanied by the sound of its bark.

We're living in amazing times.

03-02-2013, 08:24 AM
So scientists very carefully shocked random tests subjects for science?
And out of body experiences is semi Biblical. Very interesting science has found physical parts of the brain that affect the soul/mind/intellect. (Biblical speaking that is)