electromagnetic/brain waves

Kevin Spencer kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu
Mon Mar 25 01:23:37 EST 1996

jander at UNF.EDU ("John E. Anderson") writes:

>jkeating at icon-stl.net (Jeff Keating) wrote:

>> I seemed to have entered in the middle of this thread.  The first thing
>> that comes to my mind is that any such hypothesis has to explain how
>> people can insert their heads into a 4 Telsa magnet, and not experience
>> any change in consciousness.

>I heard a lecture by Marcus Raichle about 3-4 years ago in which he 
>said that people who did this became somewhat disoriented.  Don't know 
>any more details than that.

A few people, perhaps, but I doubt there have been any systematic effects
observed on the consciousness of humans in MR machines.  Other than
claustrophobia, of course, and that's not due to magnetic fields.

Kevin Spencer
Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kspencer at p300.cpl.uiuc.edu / kspencer at psych.uiuc.edu

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