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Are Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences Mystical or States of the Brain?
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Some of the most impactful studies on out-of-body and near-death experiences were done by the U.S. Air Force when it purposefully induced the conditions on fighter pilots. The results of the experiments have shed light on how the brain functions during what have always been mysterious states of consciousness: observing yourself from the outside, seeing tunnel vision, having extrasensory perception, and so on. Yet some mysteries remain, explains Steven Kotler.