Monday, August 13, 2012

Ketamine Induces Near-Death Experiences

Looking down at one's own body as the soul floats upwards… a feeling of immense calm as one moves towards the light… such reports by those who have come perilously close to death are often cited as proof of an afterlife or spiritual realm.

However psychiatrist Dr. Karl Jansen explains that these near-death experiences are identical to a ketamine trip:

The near-death experience (NDE) is a phenomenon of considerable importance to medicine, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, philosophy and religon. Unfortunately, some scientists have been deterred from conducting research upon the NDE by claims that NDE's are evidence for life after death, and sensationalist media reports which impart the air of a pseudoscience to NDE studies.

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