Geophysical Variables and Behavior: Xcii. Experimental Elicitation of the Experience of a Sentient Being by Right Hemispheric, Weak Magnetic Fields: Interaction with Temporal Lobe Sensitivity

@article{Cook2001GeophysicalVA,
  title={Geophysical Variables and Behavior: Xcii. Experimental Elicitation of the Experience of a Sentient Being by Right Hemispheric, Weak Magnetic Fields: Interaction with Temporal Lobe Sensitivity},
  author={Charles Cook and Michael A. Persinger},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  year={2001},
  volume={92},
  pages={447 - 448}
}
We tested the hypothesis that proportionally more people with above average numbers of complex partial epileptic-like experiences before the experiment would report a proximal presence during applications of a weak (1 microTesla), frequency-modulated magnetic field over the right hemisphere. Each of 16 subjects sat in a darkened, quiet room and was exposed for 20 min. to complex fields, applied through a helmet, either along the right hemisphere or across both hemispheres. None of the 8… 
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