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Enhanced power within a specific band of theta activity in one person while another receives circumcerebral pulsed magnetic fields: a mechanism for cognitive influence at a distance?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14738355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Four pairs of adult siblings served once as either the stimulus or the response person in two sessions separated by one week. While the brain of the stimulus person, who was seated in a closed chamber, was exposed successively to six different complex magnetic fields for 5 min. each quantitative monopolar electroencephalographic measurements over the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes were collected by computer for the response person who was seated in another room. The six configurations of fields served as different stimulus patterns and had been designed to affect consciousness. As predicted theoretically, a significant increase in electroencephalographic power within the 5.0-Hz to 6.0-Hz band over the frontal and occipital lobes was noted for the response persons when the stimulus persons received one of the six specific patterns of weak (1 microTesla range) magnetic fields. This magnetic stimulus was presented for 100 msec. with changes in rate of 20 msec. to each of the eight solenoids that were equally spaced in the horizontal plane around the head of the stimulus person. Derivatives within this narrow frequency band had been hypothesized to be a source of the "binding factor" for the cohesive cerebrogenic electromagnetic fields producing consciousness. The results suggest that an appropriate altered state of one brain can effect specific predictable frequencies of the electroncephalographic activity of another distant brain which is genetically related.
Authors:
M A Persinger; S A Koren; E W Tsang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-23     Completed Date:  2004-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Consciousness Research Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada. mpersinger@laurentian.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Brain / anatomy & histology*,  physiology*
Cognition*
Electroencephalography
Electromagnetic Fields*
Female
Humans
Male
Robotics*
Theta Rhythm*

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