Lead researcher Dr Daniel Kondziella, said, "Our central finding is that we confirmed the association of near-death
experiences with REM sleep intrusion.
Hannah Robinson's life journey - from her near-fatal accident, to her resulting near-death
experience - took her on a spiritual quest to understand the deepest meaning of those events.
Experiences in Other Patient Populations
"In fact, at near-death
, many known electrical signatures of consciousness exceeded levels found in the waking state, suggesting that the brain is capable of well-organized electrical activity during the early stage of clinical death."
The 41-year-old's pioneering work helped with the making of Hereafter, the 2010 Clint Eastwood-directed Hollywood blockbuster about near-death
experiences starring Matt Damon.
Approximately 20 percent of cardiac arrest survivors report having had a near-death
experience during clinical death.
By one estimate, three percent of Americans - more than nine million - have undergone a near-death
For nurses, palliative care workers, counselors, and pastoral workers, as well as those who have had near-death
experiences and their families, Perera (psychiatry, U.
A clip from that essay: "More than 20 years ago, many computer companies faced the same kind of near-death
experience that confronts newspaper publishers today.
The field of near-death
studies: Past, present, and future.
This article provides a thorough, literature-based review of the impact of near-death
experiences on children and adolescents in the areas of social and academic functioning in school.
Recovery from Bulimia Nervosa through Near-Death
Experience: A Case Study.