An Attempt to Replicate the Spinning Chair Experiment

  • Joseph L. Kirschvink
  • Karla A. Peterson
  • Michael Chwe
  • Paul Filmer
  • Brenda Roder
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 5)

Abstract

Baker’s (this volume) spinning chair experiment is an attractive approach for testing the hypothesis of human magnetoreception. It requires only a few students at a time rather than busloads, and can be run at a low level over a suitably long period of time. It is further amenable to a variety of double-blind controls over the magnetic field and subject positions which are difficult to achieve in the bus experiments.

Keywords

Transportation Magnetite Azimuth 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Kirschvink
    • 1
  • Karla A. Peterson
    • 1
  • Michael Chwe
    • 1
  • Paul Filmer
    • 1
  • Brenda Roder
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Geological and Planetary SciencesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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