Electromagnetic Loop Theory - A New Paradigm in Consciousness Research

" This paradigm shift is embodied in the proposal that generating endogenous electromagnetic (EM) fields, observed as EEG “brain waves,” is a neuron’s primary function rather than being a by-product of its direct, synaptic message function. Thus, the synaptic interconnections between neurons are a facilitating mechanism for the neurons’ primary role in creating EM fields. Furthermore, these EM fields function to stimulate the cerebral cortex and maintain a feed-back loop between brain regions. If this is the case, the conventional neuronal model of mental activity needs to be revised. This concept is explored, along with its implications in terms of sensory perceptions, consciousness, memory and related mental functions." {Credits 1}

" We hypothesize in this model that consciousness and the entity that experiences life is the intelligence underlying the brain's endogenous EM field and the ability of the cerebral cortex to sense and maintain such an EM network. Thus, consciousness is not in the neurons, nor in their interconnections; rather, it is associated with endogenous EM fields, which form a feedback loop between different brain regions and which is sustained, modulated and used to initiate mental and motor functions. Specifically, the apical arbor of dendrites in layer I of the cerebral cortex functions as a sensory organ, self-regulating the EM network." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Rein, G. Callan, R. Joyce, E. (2020). Electromagnetic Loop Theory - A New Paradigm in Consciousness Research. The International Journal of Engineering and Science, 9(6), 15-19. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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