AKA "Six Feet Over"
"Equal parts Groucho Marx and Stephen Jay Gould, both enlightening and entertaining."— Sunday Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News The best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human... read more
“"You can say it to yourself, Mary. They read your thoughts.""They do?"Dave nods his head. "Sure they do."Well, no wonder they're ignoring me.”
“What I notice instead is that Mathan Singh, sitting chatting with his arms around the boy, looks profoundly content. It occurs to me that it doesn't much matter whether this boy does or does not hold the soul of the son Mathan Singh lost. If Mathan Singh believes it, and if believing it eases the grief he feels, then this is what matters.”Mary Roach
“No one sets out to lie, but the truth gets nicked and misshapen.”Mary Roach
“Why would a certain type of electromagnetic field make one hear things or sense a presence? What's the mechanism? The answer hinges on the fact that exposure to electromagnetic fields lowers melatonin levels. Melatonin, he explains, is an anti-convulsive; if you have less of it in your system, your brain--in particular, your right temporal lobe--will be more prone to tiny epileptic-esque microseizures and the subtle hallucinations these seizures can cause. Persinger adds that the emotions of bereavement produce stress hormones that may serve to raise the likelihood of these microseizures even further.”Mary Roach
1. You Again
2. The Little Man Inside the Sperm, or Possibly the Big Toe
3. How to Weigh a Soul
4. The Vienna Sausage Affair
5. Hard to Swallow
6. The Large Claims of the Medium
7. The Soul in a Dunce Cap
8. Can You Hear Me Now?
9. Inside the Haunt Box
10. Listening to Casper
11. Chaffin v. the Dead Guy in the Overcoat
12. Six Feet Over
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