No aspect of science and research has been discussed more emotionally than the topic of near-death experiences. The media have shown continued interest in this question for several decades now. One reason may be that such experiences fall in the overlap between neurological sciences, psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, and the science of religion, something that may also explain the broad interest of the general public. The very term of near-death experience reveals its emotional content. It is a term which suggests knowledge of one’s own existence at the dividing line between life and death. But how might we apprehend such knowledge? Could such experience be verified by scientific methods, and if so, how could it be explained?


Near-death Experience Neurological Sciences Emotional Content Broad Interest Endless Universe 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

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  1. 1.LeipzigGermany

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