Comparable proportions of classes of experiences and intracerebral consequences for surgical stimulation and external application of weak magnetic field patterns: Implications for converging effects in complex partial seizures

@article{Persinger2013ComparablePO,
  title={Comparable proportions of classes of experiences and intracerebral consequences for surgical stimulation and external application of weak magnetic field patterns: Implications for converging effects in complex partial seizures},
  author={Michael A. Persinger and Kevin S. Saroka},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={220-224}
}

Tables from this paper

Facilitation of Declarative Memory and Congruent Brain States by Applications of Weak, Patterned Magnetic Fields: The Future of Memory Access?
Modern communication and electronic technology have produced a complex secondary electromagnetic environment within which we are all immersed. Ultimately patterns will be generated that are
Applications of Weak, Complex Magnetic Fields that Attenuate EAE in Rats to a Human Subject with Moderately Severe Multiple Sclerosis
TLDR
The results suggest that this particular configuration of magnetic fields, which were shown to reduce the clinical severity of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats, may help reduce the somatic components of patients with chronic multiple sclerosis.
Weak burst-firing magnetic fields that produce analgesia equivalent to morphine do not initiate activation of proliferation pathways in human breast cells in culture
TLDR
The results suggest that the appropriately applied magnetic field pattern could produce the desired clinical analgesia for some cancer patients but with reduced risk of facilitating metastases.
Validating New Technologies to Treat Depression, Pain and the Feeling of Sentient Beings: A Reply to “Neuroscience for the Soul”
TLDR
A Hegelian approach to this delay of development and impedance provides a context through which the ultimate synthesis and application of this technology may be accommodated in the near future.
The role of pulsed magnetic fields in the management of concussion and traumatic brain injury.
TLDR
The diagnosis of TBI, particularly mild TBI (mTBI), remains a challenge clinically and it’s actually likely, given the limitations of every technology, that multiple approaches are necessary to produce a complete picture.
The physical bases to consciousness: Implications of convergent quantifications
TLDR
Predictions from purely physical bases for consciousness with respect to non-local excess correlations, representation of cerebral information within space, and the transposition of photon energy from recoil values within the brain could generate novel experimental approaches to the class of phenomena historically described as “consciousness”.
Serial pH Increments (~20 to 40 Milliseconds) in Water During Exposures to Weak, Physiolog- ically Patterned Magnetic Fields: Implications for Consciousness
TLDR
The pH values for volumes of spring water were measured while being exposed to a weak decelerating frequency-modulated magnetic field that has been shown to diminish the growth of cancer cells and inhibit the movement of planarian to be consistent with the hypothesis that properties of water exposed to specific patterns of magnetic fields can produce transient temporal properties in water that converge with those associated with the cerebral cortical activity coupled to consciousness.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES
Experimental Simulation of a Haunt Experience and Elicitation of Paroxysmal Electroencephalographic Activity by Transcerebral Complex Magnetic Fields: Induction of a Synthetic “Ghost”?
TLDR
The results of this experiment suggest that controlled simulation of these pervasive phenomena within the laboratory is possible and that this experimental protocol may help discern the physical stimuli that evoke their occurrence in nature.
Deep temporal stimulation in man. Long latency, long lasting psychological changes.
TLDR
Although recording from chronic indwelling cerebral electrodes from normal individuals has not been reported, records from nonepileptic subjects with mental retardation, intractable pain, and psychiatric disorders suggest that the cortex and subcortical nuclei of the temporal lobe normally present a blank.
The role of the limbic system in experiential phenomena of temporal lobe epilepsy
TLDR
Patients with medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy who were investigated with chronic, stereotaxically implanted intracerebral electrodes reported perceptual experiential phenomena that mainly consisted of perceptual hallucinations or illusions, memory flashbacks, illusions of familiarity, forced thinking, or emotions.
EXPERIMENTAL FACILITATION OF THE SENSED PRESENCE IS PREDICTED BY THE SPECIFIC PATTERNS OF THE APPLIED MAGNETIC FIELDS, NOT BY SUGGESTIBILITY: RE-ANALYSES OF 19 EXPERIMENTS
TLDR
Re-analyses with additional data for 407 subjects showed that the magnetic configurations, not the subjects' exotic beliefs or suggestibility, were responsible for the experimental facilitation of sensing a presence.
Differential ratings of pleasantness following right and left hemispheric application of low energy magnetic fields that stimulate long-term potentiation.
TLDR
Covariance for the variation in ambient geomagnetic activity, which was negatively correlated with pleasantness, increased the significance of the experimental treatment.
Psychological Responses in the Human to Intracerebral Electrical Stimulation
&NA; During interviews, intracerebral electrical stimulation of sharply localized areas in the temporal lobe of a young woman with psychomotor epilepsy consistently produced ego‐alien ideational
Anatomical origin of déjà vu and vivid 'memories' in human temporal lobe epilepsy.
TLDR
The mental phenomena observed in epileptic patients with electrodes stereotaxically implanted into different brain areas for seizure localization prior to surgical treatment is considered, finding that the amygdala was involved in 73% of cases, the anterior hippocampus in 83% and the temporal neocortex in 88%.
The Electromagnetic Induction of Mystical and Altered States within the Laboratory
The human brain is the locus of all human experiences. The substantial microstructural and neuroelectrical differences between the two cerebral hemispheres predicts two major classes of mystical
EXPERIMENTAL FACILITATION OF THE SENSED PRESENCE: POSSIBLE INTERCALATION BETWEEN THE HEMISPHERES INDUCED BY COMPLEX MAGNETIC FIELDS
TLDR
The results suggest that the sensed presence is subject to experimental manipulation and may be the fundamental source for phenomena attributed to visitations by gods, spirits, and other ephemeral phenomena.
Enhanced hypnotic suggestibility following application of burst-firing magnetic fields over the right temporoparietal lobes: a replication.
TLDR
The results suggest that attribution of symptomatic changes following exposures to weak, extremely low frequency magnetic fields, to placebo effects may not be correct and fields whose signatures contain biorelevant information may directly affect the neurocognitive processes that are associated with hypnotizability.
...
...