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Out-Of-Body Experience

Out-Of-Body Experience

An out-of-body experience has long been associated with a spiritual journey of the soul, floating out of the body.

New studies by neuroscientists seem to think it involves the inner ear canals (vestibular system) that control our spatial senses.

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The new findings show that the out-of-body experiences may be an illusion of the brain due to a malfunctioning vestibular system. The reporting of seeing 'tunnels of light' or 'spirals' is explained as a mismatch between information coming from the damaged ear system, and our visual sense.

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