Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our. Some people not only share their life but their moment of death with loved ones. Are these 'shared-death experiences' real or a mirage? A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound personal experience associated with death or impending death which researchers claim share similar. Near-death experiences (NDEs) are reported by about 17% of those who nearly die. NDEs have been reported by children, adults, scientists, physicians, priests. Imagine a medical syndrome affecting as many as 20% of people who are resuscitated after almost dying in a medical or surgical setting. Two recent books by doctors—Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, who writes about a near-death experience he had while in a week-long coma. Near-death experiences (NDEs) are complex subjective experiences, which have been previously associated with the psychedelic experience and. Memories of near-death experiences (NDEs) are recalled as “realer” than memories of other real or imagined events. An estimated 9 million people in the U.S. alone have had a transformative near-death experience. Scientists are grappling with what's. Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other.