In this video, research faculty member Dr. Kim Penberthy presents some preliminary findings regarding reports of unusual and extraordinary human experiences of novice, intermediate, and advanced meditators who enter into altered states during their meditation practice.


The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is a research unit within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia Health System. The research faculty of the Division are known internationally for their expertise and research integrity in the investigation of phenomena relevant to the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.