Kenneth Arnette is a graduate student at the University of Memphis, Department of Philosophy. He holds previous Ph.D. degrees in physical chemistry and in clinical psychology, and has been working in the field of consciousness and anomalous experiences since 1991. He has published three articles and a book chapter on the relationship between consciousness and the near-death experience, and is currently expanding his research into the areas of philosophy and religious studies.
Robert G. Mays, B.Sc., is a retired senior software engineer, and Suzanne B. Mays, A.A., is a Certified Music Practitioner who provides palliative care to hospitalized patients. They have studied near-death phenomena together for more than 35 years. Their research interests include (1) veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions between the NDE and physical reality; (2) neurological evidence of the nonmaterial mind during ordinary consciousness, especially the neural correlates of the mind’s activity in the brain; and (3) experiments demonstrating interactions of the human bioenergy field with physical processes such as photographic film and paper.