Electric field absorption and emission as an indicator of active electromagnetic nature of organisms--preliminary report

Electromagn Biol Med. 2009;28(1):85-95. doi: 10.1080/15368370802711854.


Measurements of the response of organisms to the near field exposure show that this response, i.e., its absorption, transmission, and emission (ATE) of the organism, markedly differs from the behavior expected if one treats the organism as a simple dissipative conductive body. The results point to the at least partial active response of the organism. This active electrical response can be attributed at least partially to the response of the endogenous electromagnetic field of organisms, first postulated by Frohlich, and to the material structures that form an inseparable whole with this field. The near electric field influence, both on the organism and of the organism on the sensors, can be established either through the vicinity or through a direct nonconductive contact. This response correlates with the physiological state of an organism. Measurements performed with mealworm beetles indicated that the normal living organisms absorb and use some energy of the near electric field and therefore the transmitted (re-emitted) signal is weaker. The inactivated or the dead organisms are more passive electrical absorbers.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Biophysics / methods*
  • Child
  • Coleoptera
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Electricity*
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Electrophysiology / methods
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Biological