Can our brains sense Geomagnetic Storms? Do we have an “internal radar” that tells us when the sun is active?
Brain waves respond to Magnetic Fields (Credit: Earth to Sky Calculus)
I ran across this article this morning posted at http://SpaceWeather.com
CAN HUMANS SENSE MAGNETIC STORMS? Close your eyes and relax. Daydream about something pleasant. In this state your brain is filled with “alpha waves,” a type of electrical brainwave associated with wakeful relaxation.
Now try it during a geomagnetic storm. It may not be so easy. A new study just published in the journal eNeuro by researchers at Caltech offers convincing evidence that changes in Earth’s magnetic field can suppress alpha waves in the human brain.
[Go to http://SpaceWeather.com to read the full article]
Guest Post by Troy Riedel