Previously here at the Gralien Report, recent studies pertaining to the science behind Near Death Experiences (NDEs) were highlighted, as reported by National Geographic. In the commentary provided here, many theories were addressed–some which are not yet embraced by the scientific mainstream–regarding the scientific elements which may be directly linked to strange, esoteric and otherworldly experiences described by those who claim to have had NDEs. This, however, has inevitably caused a degree of dissent among those who emphatically maintain that they have had these experiences themselves, who feel the scientific portrayal tends to downplay the importance of their experiences.

Another expected element of this debate is that it has continued in other forums, as well. Most recently, the popular Skeptiko podcast interviewed Jeff Wise, author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. Alex Tsakiris, at the Skeptiko website, says the interview addresses Wise’s involvement in scientific reporting that involves NDEs, and whether such investigation

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at