Scientists Trigger ‘Out-of-Body’ Experience Using Heartbeats

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Research sponsored by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne demonstrates that the experience of one’s self can be altered when presented with information about the internal state of one’s body, such as a heartbeat. 

The theory developed is compatible with research showing the brain generates our experience of self by merging information about our body from multiple sources, including the eyes, the skin, the ears, and even one’s internal organs.

Findings are to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science

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