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This article is reposted from the old WordPress incarnation of Not Exactly Rocket Science.  The idea of an out-of-body experiences seems strange and hokey – certainly not one that would grace one of the world’s top scientific journals. So it may seem surprising that two years ago, Science published not one, but two papers that…

A ridiculous number of science-fiction TV series and films have moments where characters exchange minds, from the brilliance of Quantum Leap to the latest season of Heroes. Body-swapping is such a staple of imaginative fiction that it’s tempting to think that it has no place being scientifically investigated. But Valeria Petkova and Henrik Ehrsson beg…