Astral projection through fMRI scans: the research

In a study conducting brain scans of those undergoing astral projection, researchers found that:

  1. the brain functional changes associated with the reported extra-corporeal experience (ECE) were different than those observed in motor imagery.
  2. Activations were mainly left-sided and involved the left supplementary motor area and supramarginal and posterior superior temporal gyri, the last two overlapping with the temporal parietal junction that has been associated with out-of-body experiences.
  3. The cerebellum also showed activation that is consistent with the participant’s report of the impression of movement during ECE.
  4. There was also left middle and superior orbital frontal gyri activity, regions often associated with action monitoring.
  5. The results suggest that the ECE reported here represents an unusual type of kinesthetic imagery.

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