A study out of the Hadassah Medical Organization adds both neurological and statistical support to the argument that near-death life review experiences (LREs) really do exist.

Dr. Katz and her research team analyzed seven accounts of LREs that they gathered through in-depth interviews. The LREs, they found, had certain elements in common–for example, the interviewees reported witnessing their life events in random order or simultaneously, rather than chronologically. Another common thread was that the interviewees all said they had a major change in perspective about important people in their lives following their LREs.

Dr. Katz and her colleagues also offer a few theories as to which regions of the brain are involved during LREs and compare these experiences to mental processes that people experience every day.

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