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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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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.

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


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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