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Increased CO2 levels in blood cause near-death experience

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in blood may be the reason behind the near-death experiences reported by patients on operation tables, says a new study.

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Paradiso Canto

Paradiso Canto

 

Gustave Doré‘s depiction of the highest heaven as described by Dante Alighieri in the Paradiso. NDE researcher and religious scholar Carol Zaleski has cited parallels between the Paradiso and NDEs

 

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Light at the end of the tunnel – life – 17 October 2006 – New Scientist

Joe no longer fears death. In fact the last time it happened he rather enjoyed the ride. First he was plunged into darkness, then came a bright light, a field of flowers, and a man in white who told him about his future. Later doctors informed him that his pulse had been flat for 44 seconds.

For Joe his near-death experience (NDE) was a very real preview of what is in store for him after death. Science has a different take: NDEs are real, but they have nothing to do with the afterlife. Instead, they are illusions created by a fading brain. But despite numerous attempts, no one has been able to scientifically explain all the elements of an NDE.

Now one researcher thinks he can. For Kevin Nelson, a neurophysiologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, NDEs may be little more than dream-like states brought on by stress …

μέσω Sign in to read: Light at the end of the tunnel – life – 17 October 2006 – New Scientist.

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BLDGBLOG: At the end of the tunnel

New Scientist reports that certain architectural hallucinations associated with near-death experiences – such as bright lights at the end of long hallways and tunnels –�might actually be the product of a sleep disorder

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