Hit The O-Spot For Out-Of-Body

Shamans teach that out-of-body experiences are best achieved through meditation, reflection and transcendental calm. Scientists believe they have found a less celestial source: the right angular gyrus of the brain.

The new thinking is the result of the case of a woman, 43, who was undergoing treatment for epilepsy originating in her brain's right hemisphere. A team of researchers at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne wrote in Nature last week that to pinpoint the problem, it implanted electrodes in the suspect region to record seizures and used a weak current to map the brain. The doctors--and the patient--then got...

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