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Do humans have cells that sense magnetic fields? New science reveals stunning findings.


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Report this Jul. 14 2012, 11:00 am


Here is an interesting article (and link) about the magnetic abilities of humans. The article focuses on the issue of “electro-smog” but what do you think of the technological possibilites of “magnetosensory cells?”

 Things people said:

 “I noticed I had mild tinnitus after I had my WiFi and new TV installed. I never noticed it before. WEIRD?”

 “It would be a logical step to test humans for these cells. I can often feel high magnetic fields under power lines, they make me shiver. Not surprising when the magnetic field is strong enough to induce a current large enough to light a fluorescent bulb!”

 “that's why when I go near a light switch the back of it lights up without me touching it. I've been banned from using the photocopier.”

 “I frequently feel power surges and a kind of buzzing like electricity but never put it down to anything like this.”

 Article link:

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 (NaturalNews) It is well known that many people are sensitive to electromagnetic pollution. Wi-fi gives them headaches. Being near high-voltage power lines can bring on migraines. Using a cell phone unleashes similar symptoms. Until recently, there was no medically-understood mechanism by which electromagnetic waves could be sensed by humans. But now, thanks to some fascinating science summarized here, that mystery may be closer to being solved.

 Scientists from the University of Munich, led by geophysicist Michael Winklhofer, say they've located and identified "internal compass needles" in the noses of rainbow trout. These are called magnetosensory cells, and they turn out to be far more sensitive to magnetic fields than anyone previously thought.

 As reports:

 The cells sense the field by means of micrometer-sized inclusions composed of magnetic crystals, probably made of magnetite. These inclusions are coupled to the cell membrane, changing the electrical potential across the membrane when the crystals realign in response to a change in the ambient magnetic field.

 "This explains why low-frequency magnetic fields generated by powerlines disrupt navigation relative to the geomagnetic field and may induce other physiological effects," said Winklhofer.

 Electro-smog is getting worse by the day

 While the study did not look for magnetosensory cells in humans, their identification in fish proves that biological systems can (and do!) create these highly sophisticated "instruments" which sense electromagnetic fields. As any physics student knows, electricity and magnetism are much the same thing: Rotate a coil of wire around a magnet and it produces electric current. High-voltage power lines, inversely, produce a magnetic field.

 As the number of modern devices emitting electromagnetic fields continues to rise, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the cumulative effects on their mental and physical health. Some of the sources of electromagnetic pollution -- sometimes called "electro-smog" -- which exist right now include:

 • Smart meters

• Mobile phones

• Wi-fi broadband

• Circuit breaker boxes

• Power supplies to computers and appliances

• Treadmills and exercise equipment

• Cell phone towers

• Commercial radio and TV transmissions

• Hair dryers, blenders and other high-amperage home appliances

 While each device seem harmless on its own, the combined effects of them all may cross a threshold that theoretically could be sensed by humans who may also have magnetosensory cells.

 Some humans also have an uncanny ability to always know which direction is North, even when lacking obvious environmental cues such as star configurations (at night) or patterns of sunlight (during the day). Is it possible that some humans possess magnetosensory cells and unknowingly use them to "feel" which way is North?

 Magnetosensory cells already detected in rats

 There appears to be evidence that these cells already exist in rats. A study published in Synapse in 2009 is entitled, "Magnetosensory function in rats: localization using positron emission tomography."

 It reports:

 Exposure to the magnetic field stimulated cerebellar uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose compared to the sham exposure in the same animals. The activated region was located in the posterior central cerebellum. The results indicated that magnetosensory evoked potentials in rats were associated with increased glucose utilization in the cerebellum, thereby supporting earlier evidence that electromagnetic field transduction occurred in the brain.

 So it's not just fish and pigeons; it's also rats and rabbits. This is strong evidence that magnetosensory cells are probably widely found across many species, possibly including humans. This may therefore explain why some people experience neurological disruption when in the presence of persistent electromagnetic fields.

 The answer to all this? Move to the country, toss your cell phone, and get back to nature. Modern society is toxic to biology.

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Report this Jul. 15 2012, 1:42 pm

Doesn't surprise me.  We all know that our body has electrical impulses.  Some people are more sensitive than others.

I know that when I was a kid and we'd go through the airport metal detector, my dad could set off the metal detector by sticking his bare arm out, but I quite often walked through with my pocket knife and metal belt buckle without a problem.


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Report this Jul. 16 2012, 8:17 am

I've read that the greatest danger of electromagnetic pollution is the digital transmissions, which involve pulsed microwave frequencies.

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Report this Jul. 19 2012, 5:23 pm

Awesome article.

What the evidence does prove or suggest is that both mammals and reptiles posses similar sensory systems that are effected by magnetic fields that would give them a sense of bearing.

If you think about it if a fish swimming in a river didn't have such a direct finder it would never be able to find its way around and would probably swim in circle.

Such sensory orgins would be very sensitive to EM fields, especially the Earth EM field that would give the fish a higher jolt of sensory juice when it was aligned to true North.

The effect would be similar to how you would bring to magnets together. The closer the two magnets came to one another the stronger the fields of attraction.

In fish as they swim around eractically they are probably chasing the EM fields around in the water until they find a strong enough field that they can hone in on and navigate by.

Its also interesting that rats have the same sensory system as the fish. We know that rats are very good swimmers and are at much at home in the water as they are on land. Could it be that the rat is an evolved form of aquatic life that came ashore billions of years ago?

If we pin the legs of the rat back to its body and create a fin/tail like structure with the rats tail perhaps a link can be made to the rat having aquatic ancestors.


It would be interesting to find out if humans have the same sensory system which we might have because we have the ability to use our sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch to determine what is happening in our environment.

Such a sensory system of the rat or fish may have developed in this creatures because they lack the ability to hear or taste like we do rather instead relying on electromagnetic intrepretation of their surroundings.

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Report this Jul. 19 2012, 5:26 pm

A friend of mine swears by magnetic therapy to cure aches and pains.  May be there is something to it.

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