Or they could be completely wrong, and it is the actual near death experiences driving the brains spurt of activity, it kind of a which came first, the chicken or the egg scenario, either the brain activity stimulates near death experiences, or actual near death experiences stimulate brain activity.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community that has so generously given me so much, sincerely former monk John