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.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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26083
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Deposited On:
16 Mar 2009 14:01
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Yes
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Published
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22 Sep 2020 00:38