After attending a lecture on "out of body experiences," a 24-year-old student from the University of Ottawa approached her professor saying, "I thought everybody could do that." She can apparently do this at will — making her the first person with this condition to be studied.
Some people claim that they have experienced out-of-body experiences—aka "astral trips"—floating outside of their bodies and watching themselves from the outside. A team of scientists found someone who says she can do this at will and put her into a brain scanner. What they discovered was surprisingly strange.
Few sensations are weirder than the bizarre feeling that you are floating outside your own body. "Out of body" experiences are a mysterious phenomenon that's often mixed up in the occult, but scientists are still trying to puzzle out how it works.