Sensitivity of the Human Eye to Power Frequency Electric Fields

@article{Carstensen1985SensitivityOT,
  title={Sensitivity of the Human Eye to Power Frequency Electric Fields},
  author={Edwin Lorenz Carstensen and Arthur Buettner and Victor L. Genberg and Mitchell W. Miller},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1985},
  volume={BME-32},
  pages={561-565}
}
Reports spanning more than a century have shown that tissues associated with the eye are able to respond to local electric fields with impressions of light called electrophosphenes. A finite element analysis of the field distributions in the head near the receptors shows that the 60 Hz threshold for perception of electrophosphenes is approximately 1 V/m. Thus, tissues associated with the eye appear to be among the most sensitive to power frequency electric fields in the human body. 

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