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Re: INFLUENCE LOW RANGE FRIEQUENCIES (5-25 Hz) ON HUMAN BRAIN

Area: NeuroScience
Posted By: William J Bray, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: Mon Jul 21 11:21:42 1997
Area of science: NeuroScience
ID: 866540969.Ns
Message:
I am OVER REFERENCING my reply because I am aware that many people in the 
scientific disciplines are not aware or well informed on this subject...

FREY-A.H.; WESLER-L.S., DOPAMINE RECEPTORS AND MICROWAVE ENERGY EXPOSURE, 
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Sandyk, Reuven; Derpapas, Kyriakos, THE EFFECTS OF EXTERNAL PICOTESLA RANGE 
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Neuroscience, 1993, vol. 70, pp. 85-96.

Easley-SP; Coelho-AM Jr; Rogers-WR, Effects of a 30KV/m, 60 Hz electric 
field on the social behavior of baboons: a crossover experiment., 
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PROJECT MKULTRA, THE CIA'S PROGRAM OF RESEARCH
          IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION, joint hearing before the Select
          Committee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee
          on Human Resources, Unites States Senate (Washington:
          Government Printing Office, 1977).

J.M.R. Delgado. "Intracerebral Radio Stimulation and
          Recording in Completely Free Patients," PSYCHOTECHNOLOGY
          (Robert L. Schwitzgebel and Ralph K. Schwitzgebel, editors;
          New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973): 195.

Delgado, "Intracerebral Radio Stimulation and Recording in
          Completely free patients," 195.

Robert L. Schwitzgebel and Richard M. Bird, "Sociotechnical
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Allan H. Frey, "Behavioral Effects of Electromagnetic Energy," SYMPOSIUM ON 
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND MEASUREMENTS OF RADIO FREQUENCIES/MICROWAVES, DeWitt 
G. Hazzard, editor (U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 
1977).

ELF can not be directly transmitted in any practical way because at 10 Hz 
(alpha) your antenna would have to be 30000000 meters long, just about from 
here to the moon.  An antenna of this size is being built by US Naval 
Intelligence in Alaska at this time, however, but I doubt they are going to 
lend it to us for casual research.

The animal (including human) brain is indeed directly affected by 
electromagnetic waves to the extent that production of alpha or theta waves 
can be directly induced into the brain by carrying an ELF (5-12 Hz) signal 
on a microwave carrier frequency - which is the summary of all of the above 
references.  

A fair amount of reseach has shown that, as you may note the reference 
above to 60Hz electromagnetic fields affecting baboon behavior, 60 Hz EMF 
directly affects brain wave function.  At 60 Hz, which we are chronically 
exposed to every day from electricity, this causes extreme agitation, among 
other things.  This has become, in fact, a health concern issue and is 
currently being studied globally.

On the other hand, direct induction of alpha and theta states has been 
demonstrated via EMF and has been experimented with for several decades 
now.  In fact, the above reference to the CIA program of research amounted 
to an accusation or suspicion on behalf of the US Senate that the CIA might 
be experimenting or utilizing this technology to some unsavory end - these 
are all officially transcripted materials by the US Senate.  However, as a 
clinical application perhaps to induce relaxation, control anxiety, etc. 
such devices are already commercially available...

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