Near-death experiences in the public debate:
A scientific perspective
commentary on Surviving Death, 2021
near-death experience, public debate, consciousness, EEG
On January 6th 2021, Netflix released a new docu-series called "Surviving Death", whose first episode is dedicated to near-death experiences (NDEs). We asked ALIUS member and NDE expert Charlotte Martial (neuropsychologist and post-doctoral researcher at the Coma Science Group) to share her perspective about this episode. She watched it with great interest and shares her enthusiasm that popular media addresses this fascinating and growing area of research, which has not received the scientific and medical attention it deserves. She would like to raise several concerns about some statements and comments and address further points to move the debate about NDEs forward.