New paper published in Frontiers in Neuroscience on out-of-body experiences and depersonalization

Posted on Monday 4th November 2013

New research from the laboratory has been published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. The paper reports that significantly improved performance at a newly devised exocentric perspective-taking / spatial processing task occurred for participants predisposed to out-of-body experiences (OBEs) relative to control participants. In addition, the paper argues, for the first time, for a fractionation of the dominant unitary notion of 'dissociation' when applied to anomalous bodily experiences.

These findings, and the proposed theoretical advances have wide reaching implications for interdisciplinary fields such as, Neuroscience, Neuropsychiatry, and Clinical sciences. The paper is available for public access (PDF 2.16MB)