La revue Trends in Cognitive Sciences a publié un article de Dean Mobbs et Caroline Watt décrivant un ensemble de processus neurologiques pouvant rendre compte de certains aspects des expériences exceptionnelles.L’article est en ligne ici.
Approximately 3% of Americans declare to have had a near-death experience . These experiences classically involve the feeling that one’s soul has left the body, approaches a bright light and goes to another reality, where love and bliss are all encompassing. Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that there is nothing paranormal about these experiences. Instead, near-death experiences are the manifestation of normal brain function gone awry, during a traumatic, and sometimes harmless, event.