• S. J. Williamson
  • L. Kaufman
  • D. Brenner
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 21)


Advances in the technology of the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) during the past decade provide a magnetic field detector of high sensitivity and have stimulated efforts to use this device to study the weak magnetic fields associated with biological activity. This is the area of research that has become known as “biomagnetism”. It is not to be confused with the study of effects produced by the application of a magnetic field to biological systems, an area known as “magnetobiology”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Williamson
    • 1
  • L. Kaufman
    • 2
  • D. Brenner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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