NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE)

was first described by the U.S. parapsychologist Raymond A. Moody (1944 - ) in his book the Life After Life, which he describes a near-death experience as an image, perception or event which had been reported (and still is) by individuals who had suffered a near death or life threatening episode. Typically these experiences will focus around a bright light, which some interpret as their stairwell to heaven but biologists would disagree arguing it is simply a trick of the brain whilst in distress.

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE): "A near-death experience has been reported by a range of people who have been placed in near death situations such as in a car crash but are then revived- themes which are normally reported surround the idea of a bright light."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/near-death-experience-nde/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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