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In the case of the , evidently any such change would go undetected: the only relevant question to that detail would be whether she had seemed "to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by extrasensory perception," a question that she would've answered "Yes, and the facts have been checked out" on both hypothetical administrations even if a description of her hair had changed. Simply put, Greyson's follow-up study would not be able to detect if an NDEr recounted "veridical details" or "prophetic" visions than those that were first reported. It would only be able to determine if later reports included such elements when they were from the initial reports—a gross rather than subtle change. Although I made my point slightly clearer when responding to Tart, I regret failing to fully spell it out (as I do here) when directly responding to either Greyson or Tart's commentary, as my lack of specificity evidently led to a misunderstanding about exactly what I was arguing. In a letter to the editor in the next issue (to which I did not respond), Greyson pointed out that his finding applied to the "paranormal" features measured by the scale as much as it did to the overall scale scores. But my concern was with potential changes in NDE accounts that, if they existed, would not produce changes in either overall scale scores, or changes to answers to specific subsets of scale questions. Since the scale questions are rather general, .
RING-GIVING: See discussion under .
I should note that Greyson and I agree that had any embellishment occurred within the on average 17.7 years between the NDE and the administration of the Greyson NDE Scale, this study would not have found it, for it was not designed to look for it. However, it is important to note that even within the period between the two administrations of the scale, the follow-up study fails to rule out the possibility of embellishment of the sort that would not be measured by the Greyson NDE Scale. In my reply to Charles Tart's commentary, for example, I asked whether a hypothetical change in how Pam Reynolds described her hair (namely, how it was shaved) would have even been detected by such limited measurements of embellishment.