I am writing some more articles on NDEs and what cognitive neuroscience has to say about them (though dealing with different issues across the papers).
I am still amazed at the poor standard of reasoning and science coming from the survivalist faction.
Here is one for you (common to the field): NDEs are reported by people who are congentially blind. Thus, (their reasoning goes), it cannot be imagination / imagery - it must be paranormal! Therefore, this is supposed to be strong evidence against a psychological / brain-science - driven explanation for NDEs.
Do me a favour. Did anyone spot the hidden assumption (I will be writing about this soon)? Basically, why do survivalists think that cogentially blind people don't have a form of graphical imagery?