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Out-of-Body and Near-Death ExperiencesBrain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?$
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Michael N. Marsh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.001.0001

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The Temporo‐Parietal Cortex: The Configuring of Ego‐/Paracentric Body Space

The Temporo‐Parietal Cortex: The Configuring of Ego‐/Paracentric Body Space

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Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences

Michael N. Marsh (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses aspects of the neurology and pathology of body-image, how the brain represents body-in-space, and the many illusory phenomena that may obtain therefrom. These considerations have important repercussions for improved understandings of extra-corporeal experience (ECE) phenomenology, especially in relation to being out-of-body and to the many ways in which the brain can conjure up such illusions. The chapter continues with an evaluation of the posterior parietal cortex and its role in subserving the construction of body-image.

Keywords:   out-of-body experience, near-death experience, extra-corporeal experience, body image, neurology

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