The human body has the ability to magnetoreception inherited from ancestors in the animal kingdom. But in the course of evolution, this mechanism has degraded, we have lost control over it, have forgotten how to use it. This is the conclusion made by researchers from the California Institute of Technology after a series of experiments.
In addition to the five basic senses, a person has several dozen internal "sensors" that respond to the most important indicators of the environment. Most of their signals are perceived by us intuitively, unconsciously, so we do not even know what we are actually capable of. In the case of a magnetic field, this should be a kind of burst of brain activity in response to changes in the magnetic environment around a person.
Scientists have focused on measuring the alpha rhythm because a steady high level is equivalent to a state of serenity in the brain. But if he is forced to react to something, albeit subconsciously, the rhythm changes. Thirty-four subjects were selected, of different races, ages, gender and physical development, who were placed in almost complete isolation. According to the conditions of the experiment, in the environment surrounding them, no parameters changed, except for the magnetic field.
The researchers even had to rewind the wires so that they did not change the tone of their hum when the electric current was turned on. Each subject was then randomly assigned a small disturbance to the magnetic field of their cell for an hour. And every time the field vector was directed downward, a change in the alpha rhythm was recorded - the brain reacted to this factor. This corresponds to the conditions of the Earth's magnetic field in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that now you need to go to the Southern Hemisphere to confirm or deny the findings. Research is ongoing.