Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXXVIII. Atmospheric electromagnetism: the possible disturbing influence of natural sferics on ESP.

@article{Houtkooper1999GeophysicalVA,
  title={Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXXVIII. Atmospheric electromagnetism: the possible disturbing influence of natural sferics on ESP.},
  author={Joop M. Houtkooper and A Schienle and Rudolf Stark and Dieter Vaitl},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 3 Pt 2},
  pages={1179-92}
}
Sferics are electromagnetic impulses generated by electrical discharges during thunderstorms (lightning). One category is comprised of very low frequency electromagnetic waves, traveling over distances up to a thousand kilometers. Sferics have been shown to affect biological responses such as pain syndromes, reaction times, and power in the alpha band of the EEG. In the present study, in which 100 subjects took part, sferics have been studied in their relation to performance on a forced-choice… CONTINUE READING