One of the spookiest topics that we have learned about this semester is Out-of-body experiences. An out-of-body experience is a sensation of being outside one's own body, typically by being able to observe oneself from a distance. According to Jonas, "out of body experiences are just one of a larger group of experiences called autoscopy, which is from two Ancient Greek words: autos, meaning"self", and skopós, meaning "watcher"" (Jonas, 2020). As weird as that may seem, out-of-body experiences actually happen to many people whether they are healthy or sickly. There are two ways one can experience this: spontaneous out of body experience or induced out of body experience. Within these two categories becomes even deeper reasons one can experience autoscopy such as: visual and somatosensory hallucinations, and heautoscopy proper.
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Jonas, C. (2020, October 26). Out of body experiences: Dr Clare Jonas. That Thinking Feeling. https://www.thatthinkingfeeling.co.uk/blog/out-of-body-experiences.
Martisiute, L. (2018, January 24). 4 Bizarre Out-Of-Body Experiences That Turned Into Case Studies. All That's Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/out-of-body-experiences.