What we know about death, immortality, and near-death experiences

A June 2019 interview in which John Fischer thoroughly discusses The Immortality Project’s findings from around the world and answers questions about death, immortality, and near-death experiences.

Near-Death Experiences: A New Interpretation

On April 5, 2019, John Fischer gave the Potter Lecture at Washington State University. The talk is titled "Near-Death Experiences: A New Interpretation." In this lecture, Professor Fischer puts forward a new development of the view he defends in his 2016 book Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife (Oxford University Press, co-authored with Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin).

Near-Death Experiences: The Stories They Tell

On April 16, 2018, John Fischer gave his University Professor Lecture on the subject of near-death experiences. The entire lecture is available for viewing on your left, and a print version is available here.

A Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of Death

This video accompanies an article written by one of our grantees, Mel Slater. Read the article abstract here.

Modeling Immortality in Immersive Virtual Reality

Our grantee Mel Slater (University of Barcelona) has published a study in PLOS One, showing that virtual mortality and near-death experience after a prolonged exposure in a shared virtual reality may lead to positive life-attitude changes. You can read the study here. Here also is a 35-minute documentary that Mel and his team made as part of their research.

Biological Immortality: The Hydra

Our grantee Daniel Martinez recently appeared on Liquid Science with world-famous rapper GZA to share his research on the hydra, a freshwater animal that does not appear to die of old age, or indeed to age at all! Martinez's segment begins at 11:22. Click on the link on the left to view.