A new study by European researchers has found one in 10 people have undergone a “near-death experience.”
The findings were presented at the fifth European Academy of Neurology Congress by researchers hailing from Danish specialty hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the Center for Stroke Research in Berlin, and the Norwegian University of Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
The study analyzed 1,034 people from 35 countries and found that 289 people reported a near-death experience with varying spiritual and physical symptoms. This included out-of-body experiences, seeing or hearing hallucinations, time distortion and racing thoughts.
Of those 289 people, 106 of them reached the threshold for a “true” near-death experience as quantified by the 16 points in the Greyson NDE Scale, which “measures the depth of an individuals’ near death experience.” An experience reaching 7 on the scale is considered “true.”
The Greyson NDE Scale is the most widely used standardized tool to “identify, confirm and characterize” near-death experiences.
Participate in an NDE Research Study!
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:39
If you have had a near-death experience (NDE), NDE-like experience or spiritually transformative experience (STE), please consider participating in the on-going research studies below. All of these studies have been reviewed and approved by the IANDS Academic & Research Committee.
1. Types of help & support that near-death experiencers seek out -- and their benefits
- Objectives: Study the types of help and support people seek out in order to help them process their near-death experience, and whether and how these efforts are beneficial.
- Researchers: Marieta Pehlivanova, PhD, and Bruce Greyson, MD -- Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia.
- Type of study: single on-line questionnaire. Time required: up to 75 minutes
- Further information and link to questionnaire
2. NDE Visions of the world's future
- Objectives: (1) identify and verify cases of world events that were accurately predicted by NDErs; (2) identify similarities in future world events received by different NDErs; and (3) identify what significance the visions of future world events have for NDErs.
- Researchers: Robert Mays, BSc, and Suzanne Mays, AA -- Independent NDE researchers.
- Type of study: on-line survey. Time required: up to 60 minutes.
- Further information and link to survey