Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are experienced by people across time, culture, and condition. Written records of NDEs date back to the times of ancient Greece, and humans have tried to uncover their mysteries for just as long. As research into these events became more rigorous, researchers needed a way to quantify and categorize the stories recounted by those who had experienced them. Enter Dr. Bruce Greyson.
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Many describe the experience similarly: warmth spreading throughout the body, calmness, a bright light and feeling detached from the body. 00:19
One of the most highly regarded studies on NDE's explains the experiences as REM intrusion, instances when the mind wakes before the body. 00:58
The brain also releases a flood of happy endorphins that puts you in a state of peace and calm. 01:40
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