The Slowest Shared Resonance A Review of Electromagnetic Field Oscillations Between Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

" Electromagnetic field oscillations produced by the brain are increasingly being viewed as causal drivers of consciousness. Recent research has highlighted the importance of the body’s various endogenous rhythms in organizing these brain-generated fields through various types of entrainment. We expand this approach by examining evidence of extracerebral shared oscillations between the brain and other parts of the body, in both humans and animals." {Credits 1}

" A nested hierarchy of electromagnetic (EM) fields spans the entire human physiology, encompassing the cortex, deep brain structures, and an extracerebral network throughout the body (Hales, 2017; Klimesch, 2018). This system of EM fields appears to synchronize, in various ways and to varying degrees, neural activity in peripheral neural clusters, such as the stomach and heart, to the brain’s rhythms, maintaining a generally steady state, during waking consciousness, of “electromagnetic homeostasis” (De Ninno and Pregnolato, 2017). All of this EM field activity supervenes upon a neuroanatomical backbone that is as stable as the fields are dynamic.." {Credits 1}

"This review summarizes the current research on shared electromagnetic field resonance among (1) the human brain and its peripheral nervous system; (2) similar activity observed in other animals; and (3) the implications of these interactions for electromagnetic field theories of consciousness, specifically the General Resonance Theory (GRT) of consciousness (Hunt, 2011, 2020; Hunt and Schooler, 2019). GRT postulates that all matter resonates and has some iota of associated consciousness." {Credits 1}

" It is not arbitrary that there are five main bands because recent data supports the view that the mammalian brain often achieves, particularly during times of high performance, a binary (harmonic) hierarchical relationship between each band (Klimesch, 2018; Rassi et al., 2019; Rodriguez-Larios et al., 2020). For example, the middle range of theta is twice that of delta, and also for alpha in relation to theta, etc. This binary hierarchy supports the notion that the EM fields generated by the brain are indeed causal rather than epiphenomenal (Klimesch, 2018; Rassi et al., 2019). The heart-brain, gastric-brain, and retinal-brain shared resonance relationships surveyed in the current paper appear to, in some manner, entrain cerebral EM fields, and vice versa (all physical reactions are necessarily bi-directional)." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Young A, Hunt T and Ericson M (2022) The Slowest Shared Resonance: A Review of Electromagnetic Field Oscillations Between Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:796455. © 2022 Young, Hunt and Ericson. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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