Biosingularity

Out-of-body experience recreated

Posted on: August 23, 2007

Experts have found a way to trigger an out-of-body experience in volunteers. The experiments, described in the Science journal, offer a scientific explanation for a phenomenon experienced by one in 10 people.

Two teams used virtual reality goggles to con the brain into thinking the body was located elsewhere.The visual illusion plus the feel of their real bodies being touched made volunteers sense that they had moved outside of their physical bodies. 

Graphic

The researchers say their findings could have practical applications, such as helping take video games to the next level of virtuality so the players feel as if they are actually inside the game. Clinically, surgeons might also be able to perform operations on patients thousands of miles away by controlling a robotic virtual self.

Article at BBC Health news 

About these ads

1 Response to "Out-of-body experience recreated"

You should add a mention of ‘neurotheology’ among the headings/categories. This is of definite interest to those working on the intersection of religion and science!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 937 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,410,119 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

Departure

Abandoned in Chicago

Memories of Autumn ---  Acrylics --- View Large Folks

O.V.N.I

Darley Mist 2

Stroll Along The Thames

Inde du nord 2014: portrait

jump

librando el olon 3a

Glassilaun beach

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 937 other followers

%d bloggers like this: