EXPERIMENTAL FACILITATION OF THE SENSED PRESENCE: POSSIBLE INTERCALATION BETWEEN THE HEMISPHERES INDUCED BY COMPLEX MAGNETIC FIELDS

@article{Persinger2002EXPERIMENTALFO,
  title={EXPERIMENTAL FACILITATION OF THE SENSED PRESENCE: POSSIBLE INTERCALATION BETWEEN THE HEMISPHERES INDUCED BY COMPLEX MAGNETIC FIELDS},
  author={Michael A. Persinger and F. Healey},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={190},
  pages={533-541}
}
This experiment was designed to test the hypothesis that the sensed presence, the feeling of a proximal sentient being, can be evoked within the laboratory. Under double-blind conditions, 48 university men and women were exposed to weak (100 nT to 1 &mgr;T), complex, pulsed magnetic fields that were applied primarily over the right temporoparietal region, primarily over the left temporoparietal region, or equally across both hemispheres (one treatment per group) for 20 minutes while wearing… 
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