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Linking Out-of-Body Experience and Self Processing to Mental Own-Body Imagery at the Temporoparietal

Linking Out-of-Body Experience and Self Processing to Mental Own-Body Imagery at the Temporoparietal

  1. Crazy Insane Sanity
    This study demonstrates that disruption of the temporoparietal junction results in out-of-body experiences (which has profound implications in understanding cognition and the mind-body connection).

    I'm curious as to how certain drugs (i.e. dissociatives) may disrupt function in this area.

    "Olaf Blanke,1,2,4,5 Christine Mohr,1,3,4 Christoph M. Michel,1,4 Alvaro Pascual-Leone,6 Peter Brugger,7 Margitta Seeck,2
    Theodor Landis,1,4 and Gregor Thut1,4,6

    1Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory and 2Presurgical Epilepsy Unit, Department of Neurology, and Department of NeuroRehabilitation, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, 4Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, University Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland, 5Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain–Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fe´de´rale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, 6Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation,Behavioral Neurology Unit, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, and 7Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland"