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Are Near-Death Experiences Real? (in-person or virtual)

Hosted By Lifetime Learning
UVA Alumni Hall, Ballroom 211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Details
This event is part of the More Than the Score series. Lifetime Learning partners with the Alumni Association in offering UVA faculty lectures held before home football games. You may register to attend in person or receive a link to view the live stream online.


Dr. Greyson, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will discuss numerous aspects of near-death experiences (NDEs). Dr. Greyson’s talk will encompass the challenges in researching NDEs and establishing their reality; the consistent cross-cultural features of NDEs; proposed psychological and physiological explanations for NDEs; the after-effects of NDEs, and implications of NDEs for our understanding of mind and brain; and our understanding of life and death.

Speaker Biography

Bruce GreysonBruce Greyson, M.D., Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences Division of Perceptual Studies, School of Medicine

Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served on the full-time medical school faculty at the University of Michigan; at the University of Connecticut, where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry; and at the University of Virginia, where he held the endowed Chester Carlson Professorship and was Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the only peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to near-death experiences.

Dr. Greyson has published over one hundred scholarly articles about near-death experiences in peer-reviewed medical journals and three academic books. He has received research grants from government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and private and nonprofit research foundations. He has addressed more than one hundred national and international professional conferences.

His research for the past four decades has focused on near-death experiences, particularly their after-effects and implications. His new book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is his first trade book bringing his scientific research to a popular audience.