M A Persinger

Summary

Affiliation: Laurentian University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Synchronized feeding as a "conditioned stimulus" for overt seizures in chronically (limbic) epileptic rats: a model for "psychogenic seizures" with complex partial epilepsy
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Int J Neurosci 106:169-84. 2001
  2. ncbi Decreased density of neurons in the medial preoptic nucleus and increased testicular weights for rats exposed perinatally to an 0.5 Hz Rotating Magnetic Field
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 108:99-107. 2001
  3. ncbi Seizure onset times for rats receiving systemic lithium and pilocarpine: sources of variability
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 71:7-17. 2002
  4. ncbi Facilitation of seizures in limbic epileptic rats by complex 1 microTesla magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 89:486-92. 1999
  5. ncbi Increased emergence of alpha activity over the left but not the right temporal lobe within a dark acoustic chamber: differential response of the left but not the right hemisphere to transcerebral magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Psychophysiol 34:163-9. 1999
  6. ncbi Suppression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats exposed nocturnally to magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 100:107-16. 2000
  7. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXXVI. Geomagnetic activity as a partial parturitional trigger--are male babies more affected than female babies?
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Percept Mot Skills 88:1177-80. 1999
  8. ncbi Putative perception of rotating permanent magnetic fields following ingestion of LSD
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 87:601-2. 1998
  9. ncbi SPECT (HMPAO) support for activation of the medial prefrontal cortices during toe graphaesthesia
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 87:59-63. 1998
  10. ncbi Persistent elevation of nocturnal activity in rodents following apparent recovery from lithium/pilocarpine-induced limbic seizures
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 86:1243-8. 1998

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  1. ncbi Synchronized feeding as a "conditioned stimulus" for overt seizures in chronically (limbic) epileptic rats: a model for "psychogenic seizures" with complex partial epilepsy
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Int J Neurosci 106:169-84. 2001
    ..Implications for the occurrence of psychogenic seizures in patients with complex partial (limbic) epilepsy are discussed...
  2. ncbi Decreased density of neurons in the medial preoptic nucleus and increased testicular weights for rats exposed perinatally to an 0.5 Hz Rotating Magnetic Field
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 108:99-107. 2001
    ..The heavier testicle weights replicated previous studies and suggest that permanent, selective alterations in neuronal density can also occur subsequent to perinatal exposure to relatively weak, extremely low frequency magnetic fields...
  3. ncbi Seizure onset times for rats receiving systemic lithium and pilocarpine: sources of variability
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 71:7-17. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi Facilitation of seizures in limbic epileptic rats by complex 1 microTesla magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 89:486-92. 1999
    ....
  5. ncbi Increased emergence of alpha activity over the left but not the right temporal lobe within a dark acoustic chamber: differential response of the left but not the right hemisphere to transcerebral magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Psychophysiol 34:163-9. 1999
    ..The detection of the effects of this specific complex magnetic field upon electroencephalographic activity may be more probable when the subjects are exposed to partial sensory deprivation...
  6. ncbi Suppression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats exposed nocturnally to magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 100:107-16. 2000
    ....
  7. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXXVI. Geomagnetic activity as a partial parturitional trigger--are male babies more affected than female babies?
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Percept Mot Skills 88:1177-80. 1999
    ..20, was largest for the day of birth and for the two or three days before birth. The means of the aa values for the day of birth and the day before birth for the men were about 7 nanoTesla higher than the values for the women...
  8. ncbi Putative perception of rotating permanent magnetic fields following ingestion of LSD
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 87:601-2. 1998
    ..An association between these results and possible ergot-induced perceptions of "magnet light" reported during the last century by von Reichenbach (1851) is suggested...
  9. ncbi SPECT (HMPAO) support for activation of the medial prefrontal cortices during toe graphaesthesia
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 87:59-63. 1998
    ..The results are consistent with our neuropsychological research which indicates that toe graphaesthesia may be an accurate and useful indicator of the functional integrity of the medial surfaces of the anterior cerebral hemispheres...
  10. ncbi Persistent elevation of nocturnal activity in rodents following apparent recovery from lithium/pilocarpine-induced limbic seizures
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 86:1243-8. 1998
    ..Implications for the enhancement of nocturnal melatonin levels within the brains of these chronically epileptic rats are discussed...
  11. ncbi Emergent properties following brain injury: the claustrum as a major component of a pathway that influences nociceptive thresholds to foot shock in rats
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 85:387-98. 1997
    ..The concept of primary pathways versus "emergent" pathways subsequent to excitotoxic damage within the neuromatrix is discussed...
  12. doi Insidious weight gain in prepubertal seized rats treated with an atypical neuroleptic: the role of food consumption, fluid consumption, and spontaneous ambulatory activity
    L S St-Pierre
    Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 14:288-92. 2009
    ..The results suggest that the progressive weight gains are centrally mediated and are not secondary to diminished activity or altered fluid consumption...
  13. ncbi Agonistic behavior in groups of limbic epileptic male rats: pattern of brain damage and moderating effects from normal rats
    D Desjardins
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Brain Res 905:26-33. 2001
    ..Multiple regression analyses showed that combinations of neuronal loss within only two to three areas accommodated at least 50% of the variance in the numbers of these behaviors...
  14. ncbi Synergistic induction of severe hypothermia (poikilothermia) by limbic seizures, acepromazine and physical restraint: role of noradrenergic alpha-1 receptors
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 70:341-52. 2001
    ..Rats that had been restrained or not restrained and displayed either euthermia or hypothermia exhibited significantly different patterns in brain damage within limbic and thalamic structures...
  15. ncbi Normal spatial memory following postseizure treatment with ketamine: selective damage attenuates memory deficits in brain-damaged rodents
    S A Santi
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Int J Neurosci 107:63-75. 2001
    ..Ketamine-treated rats, however, displayed markedly more damage within the entorhinal cortices and amygdalohippocampal area...
  16. ncbi The neuromatrix and the epileptic brain: behavioral and learning preservation in limbic epileptic rats treated with ketamine but not acepromazine
    N M Fournier
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 5:119-27. 2004
    ..Further clinical testing investigating ketamine as a potential adjunct treatment for epilepsy may be well warranted...
  17. ncbi Weak, physiologically patterned magnetic fields do not affect maze performance in normal rats, but disrupt seized rats normalized with ketamine: possible support for a neuromatrix concept?
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont, Canada P3E 2C6
    Epilepsy Behav 8:137-44. 2006
    ..Our results represent the first empirical support for the concept of the neuromatrix...
  18. doi Prenatal exposures to LTP-patterned magnetic fields: quantitative effects on specific limbic structures and acquisition of contextually conditioned fear
    P D Whissell
    Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 119:1-14. 2009
    ....
  19. ncbi Lithium ion "cyclotron resonance" magnetic fields decrease seizure onset times in lithium-pilocarpine seized rats
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 114:1035-45. 2004
    ..Although not predicted by the equations, this report extends other findings suggestive of discrete intensity windows for which magnetic field frequencies derived from the cyclotron ion resonance equation may affect ion activity...
  20. ncbi Agility, gnosis, and graphaesthesia for the toes and fingers in children: normative data (ages 7-14 years)
    P M Richards
    Neuropsychology Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 114:17-29. 2004
    ..This discrepancy was not significant for boys...
  21. ncbi Increased feelings of the sensed presence and increased geomagnetic activity at the time of the experience during exposures to transcerebral weak complex magnetic fields
    J N Booth
    Behavioral Neursocience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 115:1053-79. 2005
    ....
  22. doi Profound hypothermia determines the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects of swim stress
    N M Fournier
    Department of Psychology, Neural Systems and Plasticity Research Group, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Brain Res 1240:153-64. 2008
    ..These results suggest that dramatically lowered body temperature could be the critical factor that produces the anticonvulsive and neuroprotective effects of swim stress...
  23. ncbi Enhanced mortality of rat pups following inductions of epileptic seizures after perinatal exposures to 5 nT, 7 Hz magnetic fields
    L S St-Pierre
    Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Canada
    Life Sci 81:1496-500. 2007
    ..These unexpected results suggest that exposure to apparently innocuous stimuli during early development may affect vulnerability to stimuli presented later in ontogeny...
  24. ncbi Developmental effects of perinatal exposure to extremely weak 7 Hz magnetic fields and nitric oxide modulation in the Wistar albino rat
    P D Whissell
    Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Canada
    Int J Dev Neurosci 25:433-9. 2007
    ..Shams given NO precursor l-arginine were highly similar to those given any higher intensity magnetic field. Results support a critical developmental role of NO and the involvement of NO in magnetic field effects...
  25. ncbi Emergence of spontaneous seizures during the year following lithium/pilocarpine-induced epilepsy and neuronal loss within the right temporal cortices
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury Ont, Canada, P3E 2C6
    Epilepsy Behav 5:440-5. 2004
    ..These results may explain the greater proportion of spontaneous seizures that begin with left side forelimb clonus and suggest a particular sensitivity of the right side of the brain to either their initiation or their consequences...
  26. ncbi Mechanical impacts to the skulls of rats produce specific deficits in maze performance and weight loss: evidence for apoptosis of cortical neurons and implications for clinical neuropsychology
    W E Lado
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:1115-27. 2003
    ..Because apoptosis is involved with minimal inflammation and edema, detection of diffuse apoptosis by MRI and CT would be unlikely even though the influence on adaptability would be significant...
  27. ncbi Influence of a complex magnetic field application in rats upon thermal nociceptive thresholds: the importance of polarity and timing
    L J Martin
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 114:1259-76. 2004
    ..The current results suggest that these fields can be generated through simple commercial devices controlled by available computer software...
  28. ncbi Working memory and reference memory in adult rats following limbic seizures induced at 21 or 90 days of age
    S E Kinoshameg
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Psychol Rep 91:729-30. 2002
    ..One possible explanation for this discrepancy might be differential effects upon brain organization associated with seizures evoked by injecting the pilocarpine 24 hr. rather than 4 hr. after the lithium...
  29. ncbi Postnatal anoxia from CO2 for one minute produces sex-specific changes in contextual fear conditioning in adult rats
    A J Golanski
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 93:677-8. 2001
    ..The results suggest that only 1 min. of preweaning anoxia may produce permanent changes in contextual fear conditioning for male but not female rats...
  30. ncbi Ambulatory effects of brief exposures to magnetic fields changing orthogonally in space over time
    L S St-Pierre
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 117:417-20. 2007
    ..These results suggest that robust behavioral changes can occur when rats are exposed for 15 min to complex spatiotemporal configurations of weak magnetic fields...
  31. ncbi Mast cell numbers in the young rat thalamus: a search for control factors
    G F Lafreniere
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 108:69-85. 2001
    ..60) between the numbers of mast cells within the leptomeninges of the pups and the mothers' ovarian weights but no significant associations between the numbers of mast cells within the brains of the pups and the mothers...
  32. ncbi Suppression of analgesia in rats induced by morphine or L-NAME but not both drugs by microTesla, frequency-modulated magnetic fields
    S J Dixon
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 108:87-97. 2001
    ....
  33. doi Attenuation of epilepsy-induced brain damage in the temporal cortices of rats by exposure to LTP-patterned magnetic fields
    Natalie Lagace
    Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Neurosci Lett 450:147-51. 2009
    ..The results suggest physiologically patterned magnetic fields could be employed to target specific nuclei anywhere within the brain by matching intrinsic activity...
  34. ncbi Normalization of spatial learning despite brain damage in rats receiving ketamine after seizure-induction: evidence for the neuromatrix
    L N Vaillancourt
    Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
    Psychol Rep 88:102-10. 2001
    ..Implications for the concept of the neuromatrix, if valid, are discussed...
  35. doi Correlated cerebral events between physically and sensory isolated pairs of subjects exposed to yoked circumcerebral magnetic fields
    M A Persinger
    Consciousness Research Laboratory, Behavioural Neuroscience and Biomolecular Sciences Programs, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada
    Neurosci Lett 486:231-4. 2010
    ..The development of this experimental procedure could facilitate rational understanding of this class of "coincidence" phenomena...
  36. ncbi Sucrose ingestion decreases seizure onset time in female rats treated with lithium and pilocarpine
    M A Galic
    Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada P3E 2C6
    Epilepsy Behav 6:552-5. 2005
    ..We discuss the potential role of dopamine in mediating the sucrose-induced changes in SOT...
  37. ncbi Power increases within the gamma range over the frontal and occipital regions during acute exposures to cerebrally counterclockwise rotating magnetic fields with specific derivatives of change
    E W Tsang
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 114:1183-93. 2004
    ..These results suggest topical application of specific spatial-temporal configurations of magnetic fields may affect the recursive creation of the rostral-caudal waves of cohesive fields that might produce consciousness...
  38. ncbi Complex magnetic fields enable static magnetic field cue use for rats in radial maze tasks
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 115:625-48. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi Cattell 16 personality profiles of patients following closed-head injuries
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 90:25-6. 2000
    ..There were no significant differences between scores on any of the personality factors, verbal intelligence, or standardized reading ability as a function of time since the injury...
  40. ncbi Normal spatial and contextual learning for ketamine-treated rats in the pilocarpine epilepsy model
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 78:111-9. 2004
    ..This cognitive sparing occurs despite earlier findings that the mean amount of total brain damage with LI-PILO is equivalent for Ket and Ace rats...
  41. ncbi Reduced litter sizes following 48-h of prenatal exposure to 5 nT to 10 nT,0.5 Hz magnetic fields: implications for sudden infant deaths
    M J Dupont
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 115:713-5. 2005
    ..These results support the hypothesis that a specific temporal configuration of brief periods of geomagnetic activity can produce an increased incidence of nonvital fetuses, neonates, or infants...
  42. ncbi The brain matrix and multifocal brain damage following a single injection of ketamine in young adult rats: conspicuous changes in old age
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:897-900. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the multifocal, graded neuronal loss associated with this seizure model may allow other "configurations" to emerge that can support normal behaviors as well as new characteristics...
  43. doi Altered blood chemistry and hippocampal histomorphology in adult rats following prenatal exposure to physiologically-patterned, weak (50-500 nanoTesla range) magnetic fields
    L S St-Pierre
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario Canada P3E 2C6
    Int J Radiat Biol 84:325-35. 2008
    ..2 microT...
  44. ncbi Remote viewing with the artist Ingo Swann: neuropsychological profile, electroencephalographic correlates, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and possible mechanisms
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 94:927-49. 2002
    ..Remote viewing may be enhanced by complex experimentally generated magnetic fields designed to interact with the neuromagnetic "binding factor" of consciousness...
  45. ncbi Experimental facilitation of the sensed presence is predicted by the specific patterns of the applied magnetic fields, not by suggestibility: re-analyses of 19 experiments
    L S St-Pierre
    Behavioral Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 116:1079-96. 2006
    ..The importance of verifying the specific timing and temporal pattern of the software-generated fields and following an effective protocol is emphasized...
  46. ncbi Extreme obesity in female rats following prepuberal induction of lithium-pilocarpine seizures and a single injection of acepromazine
    L S St-Pierre
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory and Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 7:411-8. 2005
    ..These results indicate that a single injection of a neuroleptic during limbic seizures before puberty can produce neuronal alterations that contribute to a lifetime of obesity...
  47. doi Increased photon emission from the head while imagining light in the dark is correlated with changes in electroencephalographic power: support for Bókkon's biophoton hypothesis
    B T Dotta
    Behavioural Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Neurosci Lett 513:151-4. 2012
    ..We suggest these results support Bókkon's hypothesis that specific visual imagery is strongly correlated with ultraweak photon emission coupled to brain activity...
  48. ncbi Brief exposures to theta-burst magnetic fields impair the consolidation of food-induced conditioned place preference
    J J Delparte
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 117:295-9. 2007
    ..The treatments explained 80% of the variance in durations within the experimental setting. These results suggest that exposures to theta-burst magnetic fields elicit amnesic effects for contextual stimuli...
  49. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXVII. Increased geomagnetic activity and decreased pleasantness of spontaneous narratives for percipients but not agents
    D R Churchill
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 79:387-92. 1994
    ..Implications for the hypothesis of affective concordance between emotionally bonded human beings and its role in episodes of potentially veridical telepathic experiences are discussed...
  50. ncbi Thermal analgesia induced by 30-min exposure to 1 microT burst-firing magnetic fields is strongly enhanced in a dose-dependent manner by the alpha2 agonist clonidine in rats
    L J Martin
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont, P3E 2C6, Canada
    Neurosci Lett 366:226-9. 2004
    ..The possibility that properly patterned weak magnetic fields could be a powerful adjunct to pharmacological treatments of pain is considered...
  51. ncbi Lagged association between geomagnetic activity and diminished nocturnal pain thresholds in mice
    M A Galic
    Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Bioelectromagnetics 28:577-9. 2007
    ..These results are supported by related experimental findings and suggest that natural variations in geomagnetic intensity may influence nociceptive behaviors in mice...
  52. doi Increased theta activity in quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measurements during exposure to complex weak magnetic fields
    J N Booth
    Consciousness Research Laboratory Behavioural Neuroscience Program Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
    Electromagn Biol Med 27:426-36. 2008
    ....
  53. ncbi Conditioned taste aversion is not disrupted in rats exposed to weak, complex magnetic fields during the CS-UCS interval
    B E McKay
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:1335-8. 2003
    ..exposure to weak magnetic fields designed to simulate the pattern of two structures likely involved with conditioned taste aversion between the conditioned stimulus and the unconditioned stimulus did not affect this behavior...
  54. doi Behavioral changes in adult rats after prenatal exposures to complex, weak magnetic fields
    L S St-Pierre
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Departments of Biology and Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury Ontario, Canada
    Electromagn Biol Med 27:355-64. 2008
    ..These results suggest that prenatal exposure to physiologically-patterned magnetic fields within a specific "window" of intensities that overlap with values found in many human habitats may produce long-term changes in behaviors...
  55. ncbi Average diurnal changes in melatonin levels are associated with hourly incidence of bereavement apparitions: support for the hypothesis of temporal (limbic) lobe microseizuring
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 76:444-6. 1993
    ....
  56. ncbi Weight gain in post-seized rats is facilitated by adding aspirin, glucose, or glucose-taurine-acetaminophen to food mush
    C Jedrzejko
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Psychol Rep 89:188-90. 2001
    ..We suggest inhibiting prostaglandins by anti-inflammatory compounds or stimulating the GABA shunt pathway through enhanced dietary glucose to accelerate weight gain following the significant loss that accompanies brain injury...
  57. ncbi Enhancement of images of possible memories of others during exposure to circumcerebral magnetic fields: correlations with ambient geomagnetic activity
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:531-43. 2002
    ..The results suggested consciousness might also be an insulator to myriad stimuli which might be accessible when brain activity is modified by circumcerebral magnetic fields with temporal configurations in the order of 20 msec...
  58. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCI. Ambulatory behavior in rats following prenatal exposures to complex magnetic fields designed to interact with genetic expression
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Percept Mot Skills 92:183-92. 2001
    ..The results suggest that complexity of the applied magnetic field during prenatal development may be more important than intensity for permanently affecting neuronal organization and behavior...
  59. ncbi Behavioral effects of combined perinatal L-NAME and 0.5 Hz magnetic field treatments
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Int J Neurosci 113:119-39. 2003
    ..These results indicate that L-NAME and this particular pattern of magnetic field antagonized one another when co-administered during the perinatal period...
  60. ncbi Thermal analgesic effects from weak, complex magnetic fields and pharmacological interactions
    L J Martin
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 78:217-27. 2004
    ..The results of these experiments suggest that rational design of the temporal structure of weak magnetic fields may be a novel, inexpensive, and reliable technique for elevating thresholds to some classes of painful stimuli...
  61. ncbi Suppression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats by 50-nT, 7-Hz amplitude-modulated nocturnal magnetic fields depends on when after inoculation the fields are applied
    S A Kinoshameg
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont, Canada P3E 2C6
    Neurosci Lett 370:166-70. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the immunosuppressive effects of weak nocturnal magnetic fields may depend upon when they are applied during various stages in the development of a disease...
  62. ncbi Increased proportions of sensed presences and occipital spikes with 1- and 10-msec. point duration of continuous 7-Hz transcerebral magnetic fields
    J N Booth
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:951-2. 2003
    ..These results indicate that the specific duration of each successive field strength composing a complex sequence should be considered when designing optimal configurations for intercalating with neurocognition...
  63. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: CIV. Power-frequency magnetic field transients (5 microtesla) and reports of haunt experiences within an electronically dense house
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 92:673-4. 2001
    ..Cultural labels, applied by the experients, then affect the explanations and expectancies for these experiences...
  64. ncbi Electrophysiological and quantitative electroencephalographic measurements after treatment by transcerebral magnetic fields generated by compact disc through a computer sound card: the Shakti treatment
    E W Tsang
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 114:1013-24. 2004
    ..These changes were congruent with the subjective experiences reported by some users of the technology...
  65. ncbi Geomagnetic activity during the previous day is correlated with increased consumption of sucrose during subsequent days: is increased geomagnetic activity aversive?
    M A Galic
    Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 98:1126-8. 2004
    ..However, over the subsequent days, as geomagnetic activity decreased or habituation occurred, negative reinforcement did not maintain this behavior...
  66. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCIX. Reductions in numbers of neurons within the parasolitary nucleus in rats exposed perinatally to a magnetic pattern designed to imitate geomagnetic continuous pulsations: implications for sudden infant death
    M J Dupont
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 98:958-66. 2004
    ....
  67. doi Physiologically patterned weak magnetic fields applied over left frontal lobe increase acceptance of false statements as true
    M L Ross
    Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Electromagn Biol Med 27:365-71. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the appropriately pulsed magnetic field during the refutation process of what one has been told or has heard can increase the probability a person will accept a false statement as true...
  68. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XC. What people consider strange: change in proportions of reports of Fortean phenomena over time
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada
    Psychol Rep 88:89-90. 2001
    ..One hypothesis to explain this result is that cultural changes in attributions for causes of natural phenomena may affect their designation as strange rather than mundane...
  69. ncbi Sudden death in epileptic rats exposed to nocturnal magnetic fields that simulate the shape and the intensity of sudden changes in geomagnetic activity: an experiment in response to Schnabel, Beblo and May
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada
    Int J Biometeorol 49:256-61. 2005
    ..These results suggest that correlational analyses between SUD in epileptic patients and increased geomagnetic activity can be simulated experimentally in epileptic rats and that potential mechanisms might be testable directly...
  70. ncbi Enhanced power within a specific band of theta activity in one person while another receives circumcerebral pulsed magnetic fields: a mechanism for cognitive influence at a distance?
    M A Persinger
    Consciousness Research Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:877-94. 2003
    ..The results suggest that an appropriate altered state of one brain can effect specific predictable frequencies of the electroncephalographic activity of another distant brain which is genetically related...
  71. ncbi Circumcerebral application of weak complex magnetic fields with derivatives and changes in electroencephalographic power spectra within the theta range: implications for states of consciousness
    M A Richards
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:671-86. 2002
    ..Implications for the roles of hippocampal theta activity, cortical resonance, and Goldstone bosons in these processes are discussed...
  72. ncbi Diverse physiological consequences of long-term sucrose consumption in female rats
    M A Galic
    Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont, Canada
    Nutr Neurosci 10:59-66. 2007
    ..Together these findings demonstrate that free access to a sucrose solution for long periods can induce profound effects on rat physiology and may have important implications for the management of diet in humans...
  73. ncbi 10-20 Joules as a neuromolecular quantum in medicinal chemistry: an alternative approach to myriad molecular pathways?
    M A Persinger
    Behavioural Neuroscience and Biomolecular Science Programs, Biophysics Section, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada
    Curr Med Chem 17:3094-8. 2010
    ..Consideration of information as discrete increments of energy may allow greater experimental control and external intervention of pathways relevant to medicinal chemistry...
  74. ncbi Students' perceptions of dangerousness to public safety of paraphrases from the Koran, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Tibetan Book of the Dead, and Egyptian Book of the Dead presented as patients' beliefs
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 98:1345-55. 2004
    ..These results suggest that statements about killing and death may be rated as less dangerous if the person believes the source was a "sacred text."..
  75. ncbi A theory of neurophysics and quantum neuroscience: implications for brain function and the limits of consciousness
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Biophysics Section, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 117:157-75. 2007
    ..The multiple congruencies of the solutions suggest that brain space could contain inordinately large amounts of information reflecting the nature of extraordinarily large increments of space and time...
  76. ncbi Bilingual men but not women display less left ear but not right ear accuracy during dichotic listening compared to monolinguals
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Departments of Biology and Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 2C6
    Int J Neurosci 112:55-63. 2002
    ..Implications for the relative accuracies of verbal memory are considered...
  77. ncbi Increased analgesia to thermal stimuli in rats after brief exposures to complex pulsed 1 microTesla magnetic fields
    M C Ryczko
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:592-8. 2002
    ..These results replicated previous studies and suggest that weak, extremely low frequency, pulsed magnetic fields with biorelevant temporal structures may have utility as adjuncts for treatment of pain...
  78. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCII. Experimental elicitation of the experience of a sentient being by right hemispheric, weak magnetic fields: interaction with temporal lobe sensitivity
    C M Cook
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 92:447-8. 2001
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  79. ncbi Experimental production of illusory (false) memories in reconstructions of narratives: effect size and potential mediation by right hemispheric stimulation from complex, weak magnetic fields
    F Healey
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 106:195-207. 2001
    ..Whereas verbatim memories showed a strong primacy effect inferential memories exhibited a strong recency effect (eta(2) =.66)...
  80. ncbi Does phase-modulation of applied 40-Hz transcerebral magnetic fields affect subjective experiences and hypnotic induction?
    Lauren Sculthorpe
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:1031-7. 2003
    ..The groups exposed to either the 5-Hz or 40-Hz/5-Hz phase-modulated field displayed greater durations of alpha rhythms over the temporal lobes than the other two groups...
  81. ncbi Application of transcerebral, weak (1 microT) complex magnetic fields and mystical experiences: are they generated by field-induced dimethyltryptamine release from the pineal organ?
    D R Hill
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 97:1049-50. 2003
    ..If this speculation is valid, then subjects who are exposed to the very weak, complex fields known to elicit similar experiences should display significant increases in the metabolites of this compound within their blood...
  82. ncbi Radial maze proficiency of adult Wistar rats given prenatal complex magnetic field treatments
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6
    Dev Psychobiol 42:1-8. 2003
    ..These results provide the first evidence that prenatal exposures to specific shapes of CMFs impair complex learning behaviors into adulthood...
  83. ncbi Combined effects of complex magnetic fields and agmatine for contextual fear learning deficits in rats
    B E McKay
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Ontario, P3E 2C6, Sudbury, Canada
    Life Sci 72:2489-98. 2003
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  84. ncbi Voluminous sucrose consumption in female rats: increased "nippiness" during periods of sucrose removal and possible oestrus periodicity
    M A Galic
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Rep 90:58-60. 2002
    ..The persistent and voluminous consumption of sucrose water and enhanced agonistic-like behavior during periods of withdrawal suggests the presence of a robust phenomenon with potential dinical applications to the challenge of addiction...
  85. ncbi Rats' preferences for an analgesic compared to water: an alternative to "killing the rat so it does not suffer"
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 96:674-80. 2003
    ....
  86. ncbi A brief (one-hour) quantitative neuropsychological assessment with three performance-based tests: strong concordance with proficiency scores for a more extensive test battery
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 96:647-52. 2003
    ....
  87. ncbi Shifting gustatory thresholds and food cravings during pregnancy as expanding uterine-induced steady potential shifts within the insula: an hypothesis
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Lauretian University, Sudbury Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 92:50-2. 2001
    ..Specific tests of this hypothesis are suggested...
  88. ncbi Possible disruption of remote viewing by complex weak magnetic fields around the stimulus site and the possibility of accessing real phase space: a pilot study
    S A Koren
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:989-98. 2002
    ..We suggest that information obtained by processes attributed to "paranormal" phenomena have physical correlates that can be masked by weak, infinitely variable magnetic fields...
  89. ncbi Brief successive temporal observational sampling as a possible indicator of daily overt seizure activity in epileptic rats
    M A Persinger
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 92:95-8. 2001
    ..period could serve as an estimate of the average probability of an overt seizure during an average 24-hr. period. If this assumption is correct, then these rats would have displayed about one overt seizure per day...
  90. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCVIII. Ambient geomagnetic activity and experiences of "memories": interactions with sex and implications for receptive psi experiences
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 94:1271-82. 2002
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  91. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCVI. "Experiences" attributed to Christ and Mary at Marmora, Ontario, Canada may have been consequences of environmental electromagnetic stimulation: implications for religious movements
    L A Suess
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 93:435-50. 2001
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  92. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: XCVII. Increased proportions of the left-sided sense of presence induced experimentally by right hemispheric application of specific (frequency-modulated) complex magnetic fields
    S G Tiller
    Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 94:26-8. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the subjective lateralization of a sensed presence to the left during right hemispheric stimulation by weak magnetic fields is enhanced by the specific temporal structure of the applied field...
  93. ncbi Ranking of stimuli that evoked memories in significant others after exposure to circumcerebral magnetic fields: correlations with ambient geomagnetic activity
    J N Booth
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:555-8. 2002
    ..However, these processes may be enhanced if global geomagnetic activity is increasing during the periods of exposure...