Sensed presence and mystical experiences are predicted by suggestibility, not by the application of transcranial weak complex magnetic fields.

@article{Granqvist2005SensedPA,
  title={Sensed presence and mystical experiences are predicted by suggestibility, not by the application of transcranial weak complex magnetic fields.},
  author={Pehr Granqvist and Mats Fredrikson and Patrik Unge and Andrea Hagenfeldt and Sven Valind and Dan Larhammar and Marcus Larsson},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={379 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with weak (micro Tesla) complex waveform fields have been claimed to evoke the sensed presence of a sentient being in up to 80% in the general population. These findings have had a questionable neurophysiological foundation as the fields are approximately six orders of magnitude weaker than ordinary TMS fields. Also, no independent replication has been reported. To replicate and extend previous findings, we performed a double-blind experiment (N=89), with… CONTINUE READING

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