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
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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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