Possible evidence of human ability to detect Earth's magnetic field found

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Interesting.

(Phys.org)—A scientist who has dedicated a significant portion of his life to proving or disproving the notion that humans have an ability to detect and respond to Earth's magnetic field has given a talk at this year's meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation at the University of London, suggesting that he has found evidence that it is true. Joe Kirschvink with the California Institute for Technology reported that experiments he and colleagues have been conducting have shown reproducible changes in brainwaves of volunteers who sat in a magnetically controllable chamber.


Over the past century scientists have found that other animals do indeed have magnetic sensors and that they respond to them—birds in flight use the Earth's magnetic field at least in part, as a compass, dogs orient themselves north/south to urinate. The list of examples has grown quite extensive, but one problem still remains—no one has been able to figure out how it happens. Scientists have narrowed down the possibilities Eric Hand writes in two extensive News articles on the subject in the latest issue of the journal Science, one is called the Magnetite Model, and is based on the idea that magnetite existing in the bodies of living organisms may be tugged by the Earth's magnetic field, controlling neural circuitry. The other is called the Cryptochrome Model and is based on the idea that chryptochromes in the retina are turned into radical pair molecules by sunlight and are flipped between states when impacted by Earth's magnetic field. Kirschvink, Hand, notes, believes the former is the most likely possibility, though his mission has not been to find out how it might work, but to show that it does in humans.



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-evidence-human-ability-earth-magnetic.html#jCp
 
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Scientists have narrowed down the possibilities Eric Hand writes in two extensive News articles on the subject in the latest issue of the journal Science, one is called the Magnetite Model, and is based on the idea that magnetite existing in the bodies of living organisms may be tugged by the Earth's magnetic field, controlling neural circuitry..
A little synchronicity: I was sure I had heard magnetite being mentioned in a news bulletin earlier today. So I checked for news reports online. Here's the story:

Air pollution' particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain

The mineral magnetite is known to be toxic and is linked to the production of free radicals which are associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
 
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A little synchronicity: I was sure I had heard magnetite being mentioned in a news bulletin earlier today. So I checked for news reports online. Here's the story:

Air pollution' particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain
Until now, I didn't even know that there was a very strong correlation between magnetite concentrations in the brain and Alzheimer's disease. So thanks.

I suspect EM field patterns intersecting the brain activate the complex cocktail of building block chemicals, enzymes, protiens etc floating round the brain.

We already know that the specific locations where these building blocks are activated, they deliver the materials needed to create structures at just the right moment.

There was a study last year IIRC, where they showed that protiens were uncloaking (think Romulan and Klingon ships from Startrek), then producing some stuff at that position, then recloaking again when they moved past that position. I immediately suspected E/M fields intersecting that location might be one of the triggers. Then very specific resources (materials) can be produced at that location to create, or reinforce any particular brain structure... say reinforcing an axion, or a dendritic spine etc.

Seems entirely reasonable to think that foreign magnetite which has entered the brain, might be capable of disrupting this EM field signalling process, causing some protiens to produce the wrong building blocks (material), and causing these sticky amaloid plaques to build up in the brain where there are concentrations of Magnatite. Or perhaps the reverse, some protiens that should be activated to clear up the plaques, are stopped from activating at these locations.
 
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