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The out-of-body experience and body image : Differences between experients and non-experients.

Murray, Craig and Fox, Jezz (2005) The out-of-body experience and body image : Differences between experients and non-experients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193 (1). pp. 70-72. ISSN 0022-3018

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    Abstract

    The present study sought to examine various aspects of body image for persons reporting a prior out-of-body experience (OBE). A total of 64 people took part in the study, 34 of whom had had an OBE. Participants reporting a previous OBE were found to score significantly higher on measures of body dissatisfaction, Social Physique Anxiety and Somatoform Dissociation, and lower on a measure of Physical Self-Presentation. OBE experients also reported lower levels of body awareness during use of an immersive virtual reality system than non-experients.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 26083
    Deposited By: Dr Craig Murray
    Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 14:01
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2017 00:02
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26083

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