Out-of-body experiences undercut memory

Being self-centered may not endear us to our friends, but apparently it is an ingredient for vivid memories. A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that experimentally induced out-of-body experiences in healthy participants degraded the quality of their memories formed at the time. The findings offer an explanation for memory impairments in psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia which can be marked by feelings of detachment from oneself.

Read this story at Schizophrenia Research Forum.

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