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Carlos S. 
<br />Alvarado

Research on Out-of-Body Experiences in the Web

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D.
PF Blog #24
Posted June 12th, 2008


While there is a history of research about out-of-body experiences it is only in the last decade or so that some of this material has been freely available in the Web. What follows are some examples of these publications, basically research papers in which attempts have been made to learn about OBEs through surveys and experiments.

Reviews and Bibliographies

The most comprehensive bibliography on the subject, with a section of research, is Robert Bushman’s “Bibliography of the Out-of-Body Experience.” For a shorter bibliography click here.

I have reviewed aspects of OBE reseach in my papers “ESP During Out-of-Body Experiences: A Review of Experimental Studies” and in my “Trends in the Study of Out-of-Body Experiences.”

Research Papers

The following are online research papers showing different approaches to the study of OBEs.

Charles T. Tart

Psychophysiological Study of Out-of-the-Body Experiences in a Selected Subject
Charlie Tart
Second Psychophysiological Study of Out-of-the-Body Experiences in a Selected Subject”

Further Psychophysiological of Out-of-Body Experiences in a Gifted Subject

Six Studies of Out-of-the-Body Experiences

Carlos S. Alvarado and Nancy L. Zingrone

Exploring the Factors Related to the Aftereffects of Out-of-Body Experiences
Carlos S. 
<br />Alvarado & Nancy L. Zingrone
A Study of the Features of Out-of-Body Experiences in Relation to Sylvan Muldoon’s Claims

Onset and Terminal Sensations in Out-of-body Experiences” [Abstract]

Out-of-Body Experiences Among Readers of a Spanish New Age Magazine” [Abstract]

Out-of-Body Experiences: Alterations of Consciousness and the Five-Factor Model of Personality” [Abstract]

Exploring Out-Of-Body Experiences, Dissociation, Absorption, and Alterations of Consciousness with a Creative Population in the Ganzfeld” [Abstract]

Relaciôn entre la Experiencia Fuera del Cuerpo y la Absorciôn: Estudios con Participantes Puertorriqueños y Norteamericanos

Susan J. Blackmore

Out of the Body Experiences in Young Children
Susan J. Blackmore
Spontaneous and Deliberate OBEs: A Questionnaire Survey

Out-of-Body Experiences in Schizophrenia: A Questionnaire Survey

A Postal Survey of OBEs and Other Experiences

Birth and the OBE: An Unhelpful Analogy

OBEs, Lucid Dreams and Imagery: Two Surveys

Harvey J. Irwin
Harvey J. Irwin

The Disembodied Self: An Empirical Study of Dissociation and the Out-Of-Body Experience

Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind” [Abstract]

Craig Murray and Jezz Fox

Craig Murray
Differences in Body Image between People Reporting Near-Death and Spontaneous Out-of-Body Experiences ” [Abstract]

Dissociational body experiences: Differences between respondents with and without prior out-of-body experiences” [Abstract]

The out-of-body experience and body image: Differences between experients and non-experients” [Abstract]


Out-of-Body Experiences, Dreams, and REM Sleep” [Abstract]

Other Worlds: Out-of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams

Out-of-body Experience and Autoscopy of Neurological Origin

Experiencias Fuera del Cuerpo: Una Encuesta sobre Estudiantes Universitarios en Brasil

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