out-of-body


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out-of-body

(out′əv-bŏd′ē)
adj.
Of or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has separated from and is observing the body: convinced she had an out-of-body experience while undergoing surgery.
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In a new study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, the scientists created an out-of-body illusion in fifteen healthy participants placed inside a brain scanner.
Some researchers have suggested that a sense of leaving one's body is sufficient in order to define an OBE (Gelkopf & Meyerson, 2004), while others have argued that "objective laboratory demonstration of a separation of 'mind' from 'brain' is required to meet the definition of an out-of-body experience" (Twemlow, Gabbard, & Jones, 1982, p.
Experts claim as many as 20 per cent of the population will have an out-of-body experience at some point during their lives.
I felt an out-of-body experience realising that I was not only the president, but a special president as well," Aisha said.
But as the decades rolled by, the term became a general label for alternative spiritual practices including meditation, using mediums to channel spirits, crystal healing, out-of-body experiences, tarot cards, psychic experience and more.
After conducting experiments participated in by over 3,000 subjects, the OOBE Research Center is publishing its newest discoveries on how to quickly master lucid dreaming in its free e-book School of Out-of-Body Travel.
Waking up drunk, then imbibing all day in a public house, can provide an almost out-of-body experience come closing time.
It's an interesting concept that players can use out-of-body experiences to tackle opponents.
His arguments would, however, carry far greater weight if he interviewed those who claim to have had out-of-body experiences and managed to persuade them that they had not had a glimpse of the next world but were simply the victims of the mechanics of the brain.
I felt fine yet when I started running it felt like an out-of-body experience.
Some say their life flashed before their eyes, others talk of an out-of-body floating sensation or an intense feeling of peace.
It was a slightly out-of-body experience," he said of hearing his name announced as winner.