Thursday, May 10, 2018

Star Wars and Astral Projection

At first this seemed like a silly mix of astral projection and Hollywood - yet the article does at least talk about ODEs and some of the research going on. Nice to see Buhlman noted as well. This quote was interesting:
"Allegedly, one of the first times scientists analyzed OBEs was with a 2014 paper from Andra M. Smith and Claude Messierwere published in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience. An fMRI showed a “strong deactivation of the visual cortex” when the researchers activated “the left side of several areas associated with kinesthetic imagery,” which essentially concluded that the subject did at least perceive experience the OBE. But most scientific studies involving OBEs consider them to be a kind of hallucination triggered by a neurological mechanism."
But, I don't like that it ends with hallucination as noted by other studies. Call it small progress.

You can find the article here: