Quantitative Convergence for Cerebral Processing of Information within the Geomagnetic Environment
Mandy A. Scott, Michael A. Persinger
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Human cerebral systems are immersed in the earth’s magnetic field. To be consistent with the results of several correlational studies, we found that the most accurate detection of information at 50 m occurred when the geomagnetic activity was ~5 nT. The corresponding magnetic energy within the cerebral volume is equivalent to approximately 3 million bits of Landauer Limit quantum which is equivalent to low resolution photographs. Non-linear analyses indicated that the induced electric fields from the typical time variation of geomagnetic intensity converged with the Adey voltages for the threshold for background entropy. The relevance of signal/noise ratios and the recent evidence indicate that imagery and cognition may actually reflect fields of biophotons within a fixed volume, which indicates that a natural processing system may be occurring under very specific conditions that involves detection of recondite information at a distance.

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M. Scott and M. Persinger, "Quantitative Convergence for Cerebral Processing of Information within the Geomagnetic Environment," Journal of Signal and Information Processing, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 282-287. doi: 10.4236/jsip.2013.43036.

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