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Dr. Pim van Lommel, M.D.: Continuity of Consciousness - References

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  1. Van Lommel W, Van Wees R, Meyers V, Elfferich I. Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a  prospective study in the Netherlands. Lancet 2001;358:2039-2045.
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  15. Sabom MB. Light and Death: One Doctor’s Fascinating Account of Near-Death Experiences: “The Case of Pam Reynolds.” In chapter 3: Death: The Final Frontier. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998:37-52.
  16. Ring K, Cooper S. Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-Of-Body Experiences in the Blind. Palo Alto: William James Center for Consciousness Studies, 1999.
  17. Gopalan KT, Lee J, Ikeda S, Burch CM. Cerebral blood flow velocity during repeatedly induced ventricular fibrillation. J Clin Anesth 1999;11(4):290-295.
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  19. Clute H, Levy WJ. Electroencephalographic changes during brief cardiac arrest in humans. Anesthesiology 1990;73:821-825.
  20. Losasso TJ, Muzzi DA, Meyer FB, Sharbrough FW. Electroencephalographic monitoring of cerebral function during asystole and successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Anesth Analg 1992;75:12-19.
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  22. Smith DS, Levy W, Maris M, Chance B. Reperfusion hyperoxia in the brain after circulatory arrest in humans. Anesthesiology 1990;73:12-19.
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  24. Roland PE, Friberg L. Localization in cortical areas activated by thinking. J Neurophysiol 1985;53:1219-1243.
  25. Eccles JC. The effect of silent thinking on the cerebral cortex. Truth Journal, International Interdisciplinary Journal of Christian Thought 1988:Vol 2.
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  27. Libet B. Subjective antedating of a sensory experience and mind-brain theories: Reply to Honderich (1984). J Theor Biol 1985;144:563-570.
  28. Bierman DJ, Radin DI. Anomalous anticipatory response on randomised future conditions. Percept Mot Skills 1997;84:689-690.
  29. Bierman DJ, Scholte HS. A fMRI brain imaging study of presentiment. Journal of ISLIS 2002;20(2):280-288.
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  31. Romijn H. Are Virtual Photons the Elementary Carriers of Consciousness? Journal of Consciousness Studies 2002;9:61-81.
  32. Hallett M. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and the human brain. Nature 2000;406:147-150.
  33. Penfield W. The excitable cortex in conscious man. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1958.
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  35. Blanke O, Ortigue S, Landis T, Seeck M. Stimulating illusory own-body perceptions. The part of the brain that can induce out-of-body experiences has been located. Nature 2002;419:269-270.
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  43. 43. Thaheld F. Biological non-locality and the mind-brain interaction problem: comments on a new empirical approach. Biosystems 2003;2209:1-7.
  44. Wackermann J, Seiter C, Keibel H, Walach H. Correlations between electrical activities of two spatially separated human subjects. Neurosci Lett 2003;336:60-64.
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  50. Sylvia C, Novak W. Change of Heart. New York: Little, Brown, 1997.
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