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Tuesday, 15. July 2008
Out-of-body Experiences and other Tricks of ConsciousnessAll In The Mind, presented by Natasha Mitchell, is ABC Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
There was a very interesting radio show two weeks ago:
Brain hijinks: out-of-body experiences and other tricks of consciousness
What happens when your brain sees the world not as it really is? This week, the scientific effort to simulate out-of-body experiences to probe the limits of the self. And, remarkable stories of vision gone heywire - what they reveal about our 'seeing brain'. Two scientists join Natasha Mitchell with extraordinary insights into how your brain creates your mind.
The guests are:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Olaf Blanke from Lausanne is using Virtual Reality to induce OBE-like feelings in healthy people. As a neurologist his preoperative examination (with direct electrodes) of the brains of people with epilepsy has also induced extraordinary OBEs in patients. Unhinging experiences to say the least.
Professor Melvyn Goodale, Director Neuroscience - University of Western Ontario, Canada
Melvyn Goodale from Ontario is a world leader on the neuroscience of vision and he'll tell us about the unusual experience of a woman called D.F, and what she's revealed to him about the mechanics and evolution of vision.
"Brain Hijinks: Out-of-body Experiences and other Tricks of Consciousness"
Duration 30 minutes
You may also like the transcript.
Experiment of Out-of-Body Experiences
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