Increased geomagnetic activity and the occurrence of bereavement hallucinations: Evidence for melatonin-mediated microseizuring in the temporal lobe?

@article{Persinger1988IncreasedGA,
  title={Increased geomagnetic activity and the occurrence of bereavement hallucinations: Evidence for melatonin-mediated microseizuring in the temporal lobe?},
  author={Michael A. Persinger},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={1988},
  volume={88},
  pages={271-274}
}
  • M. Persinger
  • Published 7 June 1988
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience Letters
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