Doctors say they have triggered out-of-body experiences in a female patient by stimulating her brain.

They believe their work may help to explain mysterious incidents when people report experiences of ‘leaving’ their body and watching it from above.

The doctors did not set out to achieve the effect – they were actually treating the women for epilepsy.
Neurologist Professor Olaf Blanke and colleagues at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland were using electrodes to stimulate the brain.