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near death experience


Definition A popular term for the constellation of sensations and perceptions associated with impending death, which includes the sensation of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, serenity, security, warmth, a sense of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light. NSEs may be reported after a person has been pronounced clinically dead or been near death.

Mainstream scientists and doctors regard NSEs as hallucinatory phenomena; parapsychologists regard them as proof of an afterlife and mind-body dualism. 

Note: An unknown number of events called near-death experiences don’t refer to the above definition, as can be seen from the following headline, Boris Johnson’s Near-Death Experience with Lorry Caught on Camera–The Guardian, 23 May, 2009. 


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