In this fascinating talk from SAND Italy 2016 psychologist Susan Blackmore describes some recent experiments, which seem to mimic and point to the location in the brain of out of the body experiences. As she says, it is hard to have experienced an OBE and not be a dualist - there is my body and here I am looking at it - but exploring the place in the brain where the sense of self is constructed can take us effortlessly to a nondual understanding of these phenomena.
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