Fifty Years of Research – NDEs

Dr. Bruce Greyson

Dr. Bruce Greyson has collected over 1000 cases of NDEs over his long career

Dr. Bruce Greyson began his research into near-death experiences here at the University of Virginia in the mid-1970’s. Dr. Greyson has carried out surveys of these experiences among average people and hospital populations, and has studied the features and after-effects of near-death experiences among a sample of more than a thousand experiencers. Dr. Greyson continues his research into NDEs even after his retirement in 2015.

With the future development and continuity of the ongoing NDE research in mind, Dr. Greyson has continued to collaborate with esteemed scientific colleagues from all around the world.

Bruce Greyson and Marieta Pehlivanova

Dr. Bruce Greyson and Dr. Marieta Pehlivanova collaborate on NDE research

Since adding our newest research colleague, Dr. Marieta Pehlivanova to the DOPS staff in 2017, Dr. Greyson has been mentoring and collaborating with her on a variety of ongoing research projects involving immediate and long-lasting effects of near-death experiences.

Over his long year career, Dr. Bruce Greyson has documented the profound and long-lasting effects of near-death experiences on individuals’ attitudes, beliefs, values, and personalities, and his research has shown why these experiences cannot be dismissed as dream states or hallucinations.

Dr. Greyson’s large body of innovative and important scientifically conducted research challenges us to consider what NDEs can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness, and of what it means to be human.