Mod+ 165. Dr. Caroline Watt Defends, There Is Nothing Paranormal about Near-Death Experiences

Ian Gordon

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Alex, in case you don't know, this podcast got cited in a recent scholarly article by Bruce Greyson in the Journal of Near-Death Studies.

"Are some mainstream psychologists really so locked into their worldview that they ignore data that contradict their beliefs? Two prominent British psychologists recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, with the definitive title, "There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences" (Mobbs & Watt, 2011). (...O)ne of the two authors, Caroline Watt, acknowledged in a subsequent interview that they did not consider features they could not explain, such as accurate out-of-body perceptions or meeting deceased people not yet known to have died, because they did not consider those features central to near-death experiences (Tsakiris, 2012)."

Greyson, Bruce. "Differentiating Spiritual and Psychotic Experiences: Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar". Journal of Near-Death Studies 32(3) (2014), p. 126-127.
 
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Alex, in case you don't know, this podcast got cited in a recent scholarly article by Bruce Greyson in the Journal of Near-Death Studies.

"Are some mainstream psychologists really so locked into their worldview that they ignore data that contradict their beliefs? Two prominent British psychologists recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, with the definitive title, "There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences" (Mobbs & Watt, 2011). (...O)ne of the two authors, Caroline Watt, acknowledged in a subsequent interview that they did not consider features they could not explain, such as accurate out-of-body perceptions or meeting deceased people not yet known to have died, because they did not consider those features central to near-death experiences (Tsakiris, 2012)."

Greyson, Bruce. "Differentiating Spiritual and Psychotic Experiences: Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar". Journal of Near-Death Studies 32(3) (2014), p. 126-127.
cool... thx for the ref.
 
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(...O)ne of the two authors, Caroline Watt, acknowledged in a subsequent interview that they did not consider features they could not explain, such as accurate out-of-body perceptions or meeting deceased people not yet known to have died, because they did not consider those features central to near-death experiences (Tsakiris, 2012)."
:D These people are a trip. And the fact that one can admit that and still get their "research" published suggest the "scholarly" journals aren't all that scholarly.[/quote]
 
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