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It has been shown that only around 20% of people who get a cardiac arrest and revived could tell something about a near death experience (NDE). But if an NDE is considered to be something with the brain, why don't more people get an NDE?

Parnia, S; Spearpoint, K; Fenwick, PB (August 2007). "Near death experiences, cognitive function and psychological outcomes of surviving cardiac arrest.". Resuscitation. 74 (2): 215–21. PMID 17416449. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2007.01.020.

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you done research on NDEs themselves? From a conscious awareness point of view, I believe there is variability depending on the individual. I can't answer this because I am not a psychology or health care professional, but I recall some discussion where certain people are more likely to experience NDEs than others (people with significant OCD were an example). $\endgroup$ – user3169 Sep 18 '17 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ The paper you cited says no conclusive studies existed to date on the mechanisms of NDE, but that there are many theories... and has about half a page summarizing them. $\endgroup$ – SX welcomes ageist gossip Dec 19 '17 at 22:07

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