Reference : Intensity and memory characteristics of near-death experiences
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214239
Intensity and memory characteristics of near-death experiences
English
Martial, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
Charland-Verville, Vanessa mailto [Université de Liège > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Cassol, Helena mailto [Université de Liège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
Didone, Vincent mailto [Université de Liège > Département de Psychologie > Psychologie quantitative >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège > Département de Psychologie > Département de Psychologie >]
Laureys, Steven mailto [Université de Liège > > GIGA : Coma Group >]
In press
Consciousness & Cognition
Academic Press
Yes (verified by ORBi)
1053-8100
1090-2376
San Diego
CA
[en] Memories of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) seem to be very detailed and stable over time. At present, there is still no satisfactory explanation for the NDEs’ rich phenomenology. Here we compared phenomenological characteristics of NDE memories with the reported experience’s intensity. We included 152 individuals with a self-reported “classical” NDE (i.e. occurring in life-threatening conditions). All participants completed a mailed questionnaire that included a measure of phenomenological characteristics of memories (the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire; MCQ) and a measure of NDE’s intensity (the Greyson NDE scale). Greyson NDE scale total score was positively correlated with MCQ total score, suggesting that participants who described more intense NDEs also reported more phenomenological memory characteristics of NDE. Using MCQ items, our study also showed that NDE’s intensity is associated in particular with sensory details, personal importance and reactivation frequency variables.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214239
10.1016/j.concog.2017.06.018

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