The Science and Spirit of Near-Death Experiences
Bruce Greyson, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in psychology, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College, and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia. He has taught psychiatry at the University of Michigan, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Virginia. His research for the past four decades has focused on near-death experiences and has resulted in more than 200 publications. He is the co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (2007), and co-editor of The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives (1984) and of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (2009). He was a founder and Past President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and for 26 years edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
|I will discuss what we have learned about near-death experiences through 40 years of scientific research, and aspects of NDEs may remain outside the realm of scientific research.|
I will summarize what scientists have learned in the past 40 years of near-death research, including the incidence of NDEs, their phenomenological components, the stability of NDE accounts over time, their independence of cultural beliefs, the characteristics of memories of NDEs, and the attitude and behavioral changes that follow NDEs. I will discuss the problems […]