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Electric Field Effects in the Brain?

John H. johnh at faraway.xxx
Sun Apr 20 03:20:13 EST 2003

Magnetic fields have various effects and have some therapeutic value. Your
question is interesting because last year while having a peek at these
effects I was puzzled to note many Russian articles on the subject. When I
mentioned this to a friend he replied that the USSR was conducting such
research for creating electromagnetic weapons. Don't know about that but I
suggest you start looking over there.

John H.
"yan king yin" <y.k.y at lycos.com> wrote in message
news:72de81ae.0304181926.7b288b7c at posting.google.com...
> Inside the brain there are ubiquitous fluctuations of
> electric fields of magnitude ~100mV, due to nerve impulses.
> Most of the standard connectionist models of the brain
> do not take this effect into account. Is this some noise
> that can be ignored?
> I think one way to know the extent of the significance
> of this E field is to induce some random ~100mV E fields
> externally from the scalp, and see if they wreck the
> mind =)
> Can anyone point me to some references or facts...
> Thanks,
> P.S. Personally I know of 2 instances. One is the
> "ephatic coupling" of parallel nerve fibers that tends
> to synchronize nerve impulses. Second is the effect of
> E fields on growth cone dynamics. Both of these theories
> are not very mainstream it seems.

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