The Nature of the Relation Between Psychology and Physics: An Argument for a Central Role of Electromagnetism in Thought and Behavior

@article{Haas2011TheNO,
  title={The Nature of the Relation Between Psychology and Physics: An Argument for a Central Role of Electromagnetism in Thought and Behavior},
  author={Alan S. Haas},
  journal={Neuroquantology},
  year={2011},
  volume={9}
}
  • Alan S. Haas
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Psychology
  • Neuroquantology
This paper hypothesizes key physical principles underlying human psychology fundamental to thought and social behavior. The model supposes when two individuals are involved with each other they are neurologically and therefore physically coupled or “bonded” with each other in a special way. There is an attractive repulsive connecting force that guides behavior primarily localized in the neurochemistry of the brain. We are attracted to or repelled from objects and stimuli in a fundamentally… 

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