Modification of activation and evaluation properties of narratives by weak complex magnetic field patterns that simulate limbic burst firing.

  title={Modification of activation and evaluation properties of narratives by weak complex magnetic field patterns that simulate limbic burst firing.},
  author={Pauline M. Richards and Michael A. Persinger and Stanley A. Koren},
  journal={The International journal of neuroscience},
  volume={71 1-4},
In two separate experiments a total of 71 volunteers were asked to generate spontaneous narratives that were scored automatically by the Whissell Dictionary of Affect. During the narratives, weak (1 microT; 10 mG) magnetic fields were applied briefly through the temporal planes. In Experiment I, subjects who were exposed to simple sine wave or pulsed fields generated more scorable words that indicated lower activation and evaluation than sham-field conditions. In Experiment II subjects exposed… 
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