Auditory hallucinations predict likelihood of out-of-body experience
De Foe, Alexander, Van Doorn, George and Symmons, Mark. (2012) Auditory hallucinations predict likelihood of out-of-body experience. Australian Journal of Parapsychology. 12(1), pp. 59-68.
|Authors||De Foe, Alexander, Van Doorn, George and Symmons, Mark|
An Out of Body Experience (OBE) occurs when the centre of a person’s awareness appears to temporarily occupy a position which is spatially remote from their body. Prior research suggests that fantasy proneness factors are predictors of OBE likelihood, specifically prior auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic hallucinations. Three hundred and seventy participants completed an online questionnaire investigating variables that, potentially, contributed to their OBEs. Binary Logistic Regression identified one item that predicted whether or not a person had experienced an OBE: whether a participant had, or had not, previously experienced an auditory hallucination.
|Keywords||hallucinations; hypnagogia; out-of-body experience; OBE; schizophrenia|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Parapsychology|
|Journal citation||12 (1), pp. 59-68|
|Publisher||Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research|
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|Deposited||08 Apr 2021|
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