The Experimental Induction of Out-of-Body Experiences

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Science  24 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5841, pp. 1048
DOI: 10.1126/science.1142175

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I report an illusion in which individuals experience that they are located outside their physical bodies and looking at their bodies from this perspective. This demonstrates that the experience of being localized within the physical body can be determined by the visual perspective in conjunction with correlated multisensory information from the body.

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