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Auditory hallucinations predict likelihood of out-of- body experience

Australian Journal of Parapsychology
Volume 12 Issue 1 (June 2012)

Abstract: 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.

To cite this article: De Foe, Alexander; van Doorn, George and Symmons, Mark. Auditory hallucinations predict likelihood of out-of- body experience [online]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 12, No. 1, June 2012: 59-68. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=656895010941593;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1445-2308. [cited 09 Dec 16].

Personal Author: De Foe, Alexander; van Doorn, George; Symmons, Mark; Source: Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 12, No. 1, June 2012: 59-68 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1445-2308 Subject: Hallucinations and illusions; Astral projection; Parapsychology; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Northways Road, Churchill, VIC, 3842, Australia, email: alexander.defoe@monash.edu
(2) School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Northways Road, Churchill, VIC, 3842, Australia
(3) School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Northways Road, Churchill, VIC, 3842, Australia

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection