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Serial pH Increments (~20 to 40 Milliseconds) in Water During Exposures to Weak, Physiologically Patterned Magnetic Fields: Implications for Consciousness

Murugan NJ1,2,3, Karbowski LM2,3, Persinger MA1,2,3*

1Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6

2Behavioural Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

3Biomolecular Sciences Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

*Correspondence E-mail: mpersinger@laurentian.ca

Key Words: Water, Complex magnetic fields, pH shifts, MicropH jumps, Intrinsic ~40 Hz electromagnetic fields

Received Aug 17th, 2013; Revised Oct 18th, 2013; Accepted Feb 26th, 2014; Published March 25th, 2014; Available online April 15th, 2014

doi: 10.14294/WATER.2014.2

Abstract

The pH values for volumes (50 ml) of spring water were measured for 12 hours while being exposed to a weak (8±4 µT) decelerating frequency-modulated magnetic field that has been shown to diminish the growth of cancer cells and inhibit the movement of planarian.  Compared to sham field-exposed water, the magnetic field-exposed water displayed a greater increase in pH (towards alkalinity) that involved an increase between 0.5 and 1 pH units after about 7 to 8 hr. This shift occurred slowly as successive 0.02 pH transient peaks (about 7 per s) that were between 20 to 40 ms in duration. This pattern was not observed in water exposed to background conditions (0.11 µT). These results are consistent with the hypothesis that properties of water exposed to specific patterns of magnetic fields produced by a patterned series of  3 ms voltage durations generated from computer software can produce transient temporal properties in water that converge with those associated with the cerebral cortical activity coupled to consciousness. Several quantitative solutions for small and very large volumes of water support this possibility.

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