• Michael A. Persinger


Living organisms are complex matrices of electric and magnetic fields. Some of these fields are time-varying; others are relatively constant. Life forms also display ordered liquid crystal structures and a variety of electronic solid state physical properties such as semiconduction. However, living organisms are not the only sources of electromagnetic fields. The physical environment is replete with electric and magnetic field sources, both time-varying and time-invariant, from meteorological, geophysical and perhaps solar origins. Strong evidence now exists that living organisms may respond systematically to these external fields. Experimentally, it has been shown that neural semiconductor control systems exist within the organism and may indeed mediate the effects from applied electrical currents and magnetic fields (Becker, 1965). This text is primarily concerned with a relatively narrow frequency band of electromagnetic phenomena which has been called the ELF or extremely low frequency region, and its effects (if any) upon biological systems.


Geomagnetic Pulsation Schumann Resonance Narrow Frequency Band Electromagnetic Phenomenon Liquid Crystal Structure 
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  • Michael A. Persinger
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  1. 1.Environmental Psychophysiology Lab Department of PsychologyLaurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

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