The influence background fluctuations of electromagnetic fields and biophoton emission has on behaviour a correlational and experimental investigation

" The results showed that increased geomagnetic field activity was positively correlated with an increased alpha power from the right hemisphere of the brain and that as background photon emission increased, an increase in theta and alpha activity from the frontal lobe was observed. We further investigated the effect of geomagnetic fields by observing planaria behaviour after being exposed to one of six applied electromagnetic fields created to mimic a geomagnetic storm ranging in intensity from 0.1µT to 3.5µT ... The behavioural observation results showed that planarian mobility increased when exposed to the synthetic geomagnetic storm electromagnetic field. Planaria experiencing nicotine withdrawal exhibited more aversive behaviour after being exposed to any intensity of the synthetic geomagnetic storm electromagnetic field."

" The source of background photon emission is not fully understood. Photons are discrete packets of energy known as quanta, with properties of both particles and waves. Photon emission is the by-product of an electron changing energy levels. As an electron changes levels, its energy decreases, and the atom releases photons. The photon's energy is the same amount of energy lost by the electron as it moves to a lower energy level. There are various theories about where background photons originate. One theory states that background photon emission might be produced by silicates found within crustal structures of the Earth, specifically subtle mechanical forces or electromagnetic stimuli (Persinger, 2012). However, the atmosphere's dynamic pressure is the primary source of excitation of Earth's free oscillations (Nishida et al., 2000). Background photon emission recorded from a darkened basement room in the Sudbury Basin showed an annual variance of about 3 MHz, remarkably similar to the amplitudes of both free earth oscillations and infrared flux density (Persinger, 2012). All living biological systems emit ultra-weak biophoton emission. One theory suggests that background photon emission is the remnants from the biophoton emission produced by living systems within the environment; as we move around in space, we leave by ultra-weak biophotons in the background."

" Previous studies have suggested that it is metabolic activity, specifically the oxidation of free radicals, that is the primary cause of biophoton emission (Dotta et al., 2012). This proposed mechanism applies to both spontaneous and induced biophoton emissions. An organism's regular metabolic activity produces spontaneous biophoton emission. However, exposure to one or more stimuli can produce an increase in biophoton emission in an organism (Yearington et al., 2020). Neuronal activity, cerebral energy metabolism, EEG activity, cerebral blood flow, and oxidative processes can influence biophoton emission rate (Rahnama et al., 2011). During cognitive tasks, it was observed that the biophoton emission coming off from the brain increased which may support the idea that photons have a role in the process of consciousness (Dotta et al., 2012). More specially speculated as a biproduct of consciousness. Four different studies (Dotta & Persinger, 2011; Hunter et al., 2010; Mulligan et al., 2010a; Saroka et al., 2013) have shown that when people sit in total darkness and imagine bright white light, UPE biophoton emission from the right hemisphere of the brain increased. Hunter and colleagues discovered in 2010 that as photon emission from the geomagnetic field decreased in the horizontal plane, photon emission from the brain increased (Hunter et al., 2010). In 2013, Persinger and colleagues concluded that there is a relationship between the energy involved in imaging white light and the strength of the geomagnetic field surrounding the brain (Persinger et al., 2013)."

" Our study showed that background photon emission is positively correlated with theta and alpha brain activity in the frontal lobe. The frontal lobes are involved in executive function. It facilitates the beginning of tasks, organizing and storing vital information, shifting mental sets from one line of thought to another, inhibiting unsuccessful or self-defeating actions, mapping the emotional meaning of stimuli, and encoding sense and perspective (Sira & Mateer, 2014)."

" The exact alpha frequency, as discussed earlier, may be associated with Schumann resonances. The Schumann resonances are a series of spectrum peaks in the Earth's electromagnetic field spectrum at extremely low frequencies. Frequencies in the range of 7-8Hz are caused by global lightning strikes between the ionosphere and Earth's surface. The fundamental frequency of ~7.5 Hz reflects the ratio of the velocity of light and the Earth's circumference. Interactions with seismic energy, the height of the ionosphere, and the time of year can all cause changes in the resonant frequencies (Persinger, 2014). Schumann resonances have been correlated with electroencephalograph activity in humans (Persinger, 2014). Thus, there may be a relationship between brain activity, the Schumann resonances and background photon emission that could help explain the results we have found in our study."

" Previous studies have shown that experimentally applied synthetic geomagnetic storm electromagnetic fields can affect brain activity; our current study has further supported the correlation between geomagnetic field activity and brain activity. This study has also provided evidence that there is a correlation between background photon emission and brain activity. How brain activity is influenced by geomagnetic activity and background photon emission is currently unknown as there are various cellular, bimolecular, and membrane mechanisms as to how it can occur."

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