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Are near-death experiences a dream?

People who have near-death experiences more likely to find REM sleep intruding on reality.

A feeling of light and calm may be due to dreaming intruding on our waking hours. Credit: © Punchstock


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Ruttimann, J. Are near-death experiences a dream?. Nature (2006).

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