Differential EEG - RETRACTION

ken kpaulc at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 12 14:05:55 EST 2004


RETRACTION, below.

"ken" <kpaulc at earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> "Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:009723c2e8fce0ac395a4d399811a2ce at news.teranews.com...
> > NMH: My challenge for you and anyone is the following: If externally
> applied
> > magnetic fields cannot effect behavioral processes (such as
> consciousness),
> > then explain why when appropriate controls are presented (i.e. sham- no
> > field) the effects are not there? The effect is only present when
> > individuals are exposed to the magnetic field and not to the sham (no
> field)
> > condition. For example, my colleagues Cook et al., (1999) have shown
that
> > the application of 10 mT counterclockwise but not clockwise
> circumcerebrally
> > rotating and phase-shifting magnetic field in the horizontal plane can
> > intefere with subjective time estimations in humans. If the individual
is
> > exposed to either sham condition or a clockwise configuration of the
same
> > circumcerebral rotating phase-shifting magnetic field, the effect was no
> > longer present (i.e. no subjective change in time estimation). Obviously
> > the pattern and direction of the field were the crucial parameters
> mediating
> > the effects. (This finding has been replicated, so it is not a spurious
> > result).
> >
> >
> > GS: The crucial sentence is the last one - the one in parentheses.
First,
> > have there been any failures to replicate? Second, you haven't described
> the
> > procedure(s) and there are a number of variables that could be
relevant -
> > but I understand why you wouldn't go into details....don't get me wrong.
> But
> > still, as controversial as this sounds to me, one has to be skeptical.
> >
> > If you really wish to demonstrate the effect, expose each of four
subjects
> > to all of the conditions, multiple times. If you can get the effect
> > repeatedly in individual subjects, then you've got something.

I RETRACT my comments below.

> He's got exactly Nothing but a 'blunt-instrument',
> applied in absence-of-understanding.

k. p. collins

> > "NMF" <nm_fournier at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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