"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."
"The fMRI showed a 'strong deactivation of the visual cortex' while 'activating the left side of several areas associated with kinesthetic imagery,' which includes mental imagery of bodily movement. This is the part of the brain that makes it possible for us to interact with the world. It's what makes you feel where your body is in relation to the world." The activated regions referred to were the supplementary motor area, the cerebellum, the supramarginal gyrus, the inferior temporal gyrus, and the middle and superior orbitofrontal gyri.