Health & Medicine, Parapsychology
Source : Science Focus, Oxford Academic
Date : Dec. 2019
Near-Death experiences may have been depicted in the 16th century (Ascent of the Blessed, painted by Hieronimus Bosch). The today scientific community is trying to identify explanations for this phenomenon, using comparisons with drug-induced trances. The materialistic paradigm which underlines most of the researches lead to a purely physical account for it. To date, no theory has been able to fully account for the whole NDE phenomenon. A recent scientific study (March 2019), reported by the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, gives a good mapping of the contents of such experiences.