Research Papers

Research in the field of near-death experiences has blossomed in the last 20 years with a renewed interest in the past 5 years, and what was once regarded as paranormal activity is now being studied at the highest levels of academia and science. Near-death experience stories are simply too convincing to dismiss anymore, especially in the cases of blind people who report seeing, cases were the NDEr meets recently deceased acquaintances they had no way of knowing passed away while in their own coma, and corroborated details while remote viewing. Though less frequently reported for obvious reasons, Doctors and Nurses also have patients communicating with them while in a coma. Below are a few of the major studies on Near-Death or Death Experiences over the past 40 years.

Sam Parnia

AWARE—AWAreness during REsuscitation—A prospective study (2014)
Sam Parnia, Ken Spearpoint, Gabriele de Vos, Peter Fenwick, Diana Goldberg, Jie Yang, Jiawen Zhu, Katie Baker, Hayley Killingback, Paula McLean, Melanie Wood, A. Maziar Zafari, Neal Dickert, Roland Beisteiner, Fritz Sterz, Michael Berger, Celia Warlow, Siobhan Bullock, Salli Lovett, Russell Metcalfe Smith McPara, Sandra Marti-Navarette, Pam Cushing, Paul Wills, Kayla Harris, Jenny Sutton, Anthony Walmsley, Charles D. Deakin, Paul Little, Mark Farber, Bruce Greyson, Elinor R. Schoenfeld

ChristianAgrillo EnricoFacco

Near-death experiences between science and prejudice (2012)
Christian Agrillo and Enrico Facco, Departments of Neurosciences & General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Penny Sartori

The Near-Death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients: A Five Year Clinical Study. (2008)
Penny Sartori, PhD

Pim Van Lommel

Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands (2001)
Dr Pirn van Lommel, MD Ruud van Wees, PhD, Vincent Meyers, PhD, Ingrid Elfferich, PhD

Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind: A Study of Apparent Eyeless Vision (1997)
Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., Sharon Cooper, M.A., University of Connecticut

Michael Schröter Kunhardt

A Review of Near-Death Experiences (1993)
Dr. Michael Schröter-Kunhardt, Psychiatrist, Germany