A little while after posting, I remembered the term I'd had trouble with:
"Reluctance". The presence of an electrically conductive material within a
magnetic field creates a change of the flow of the current generating the
field; this change is termed, reluctance. (No, I don't know the math of it.)
I suspect that reluctance is a big factor, leading to the avoidance of
"JLF" <revfordham at newnorth.net> wrote in message
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> Oh, yes! Definitely! The social stigma of having long hair, in males,
> creates an increased level of stress - tostesterone rises, and the
> environmental challenges increase; the individual adapts via point
> to become more intelligent to cope with the new obstacles. In females, the
> long hair nullifies levels of cognitive dissonance via accomodating role
> models, lowers stress, increases self-esteen, and allows more efficient
> utilization of resources.
>> It should be taken into account, though, the effect of the equipment used
> during haircuts. Scissors, for example. Take an electromagnetically
> conductive material and move it through a magnetic field (such as
> by the electrical activity of the brain), and it should of necessity
> a current if grounded (as via being held in someone's hand). It should
> modify the flows of current in whatever the source of the magnetic field
> resistance, etc. (what's the term? not inductance, I think,...) On the
> hand, take a piece of machinery creating a strong electromagnetic field
> an electric motor (such as electric clippers), and wave that magnetic
> near a large chunk of electromagnetically conductive material (such as
> cells), and that magnetic field should induce a current. What would a
> current like that do to a human brain? Perhaps our friend, who was the
> original poster of this thread, is an example.
>>> "Yahaa" <Yahaa2 at NOSPAM.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:pan.2003.02.11.14.15.35.926171 at NOSPAM.hotmail.com...> >
> > Strange topic!
> > Haircut do not make any brain damage, but:
> > - The loss of weight have influence your blood pressure (it is a fact
> > that a very long hair may cause headeach)
> > - the haircut change your EEG(Electroencephalogram) a bit. But not
> > brain activities.
> > He! May I gain some points, if I let them grow? :)
> > Y.