Geophysical variables and behavior: XXXIX. Alterations in imaginings and suggestibility during brief magnetic field exposures

Percept Mot Skills. 1987 Jun;64(3 Pt 1):968-70. doi: 10.2466/pms.1987.64.3.968.


12 male and 12 female volunteers were evaluated for their suggestibility before and after an approximately 15-min. exposure to either sham, 1-Hz or 4-Hz magnetic fields that were applied across their mid-superior temporal lobes. During the field-application subjects were instructed to view a green light that was pulsating at the same frequency as the field and to imagine encountering an alien situation. Results were commensurate with the hypothesis that weak brain-frequency fields may influence certain aspects of imaginings and alter suggestibility.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis*
  • Imagination*
  • Male
  • Suggestion*