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},
  pages={1-6}
}
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