Correlated cerebral events between physically and sensory isolated pairs of subjects exposed to yoked circumcerebral magnetic fields

Neurosci Lett. 2010 Dec 17;486(3):231-4. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.09.060. Epub 2010 Sep 29.


In three different experiments pairs of unrelated people sitting in two different rooms were exposed simultaneously to different rates of circumcerebral rotations of weak, complex magnetic fields in order to produce "dynamic similarity". Quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measurements were taken for one member of each pair in one room while the other sat in a closed chamber in another room and intermittently observed 5Hz, 8Hz, 10Hz, or 15Hz flashing lights. Reliable increases in QEEG power within specific frequencies over the right parietal region were observed during the similar-frequency light flashes when the shared temporal-spatial complexity of the circumcerebral rotating fields was based on 100ms, the average duration of normal microstates. The development of this experimental procedure could facilitate rational understanding of this class of "coincidence" phenomena.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / radiation effects*
  • Cortical Synchronization / physiology
  • Cortical Synchronization / radiation effects
  • Electroencephalography / methods
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Environment, Controlled
  • Evoked Potentials / physiology*
  • Evoked Potentials / radiation effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests / standards
  • Young Adult