The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) 2014 Conference in Newport Beach, California, brought together people who report having these profound experiences, as well as...
The Neuroscience of Near-Death Experiences
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—When people report having profound out-of-body experiences during close brushes with death, skeptics often attribute it to physiological and psychological factors. Robert Mays, who... Read more
Leaving Their Bodies, These People Saw Things Later Verified
Pam Reynolds was 35 years old when she went under the knife in an unusual, daring brain surgery. She had a near-death experience (NDE) in... Read more
A Physicist’s View of the Afterlife: Weird Quantum Physics
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot has spent decades contemplating the conundrums of physics, along with the enigma of human consciousness. Hugenot holds a doctorate... Read more
Do Alzheimer’s, Dementia Prove the Soul Doesn’t Exist?
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Occasionally, just before death, people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia who’ve been completely incoherent for many years will seem to return suddenly to... Read more
Talking About Near-Death Experiences Could Help Soldiers Heal, Says Retired Colonel
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Diane Corcoran, R.N., Ph.D., and retired U.S. Army colonel, heard her first near-death experience account from a soldier in Vietnam in 1969. “I’ve... Read more
Next Steps in Near-Death Experiences Research: Scientists Discuss
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Since psychologist and medical doctor Raymond Moody popularized scientific study of near-death experiences (NDEs) in the 1970s, many researchers (with little funding) have... Read more
Near-Death Experiencers Shouldn’t Be Treated as Crazy: Healthcare Workers Discuss
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Erica McKenzie is a registered nurse who has not only seen many patients come back from the brink of death with reports of... Read more