NeuroQuantology | September 2013 | Volume 11 | Issue 3 | Page 378-390Scott MA and Persinger MA., Brain Activity and Distant Informationwww.neuroquantology.com378
Cerebral Activity and Source ProfilesAccompanying the Process of Non-Locality
Mandy A. Scott
and Michael A. Persinger
The independently rated congruence of subjects’ drawings and descriptions with the content of affective pictureshidden ~50 m away were correlated with cerebral quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and LORTEA (LowResolution Electromagnetic Tomography) over three weekly trials. A shift over time from left prefrontal gammaactivity to right caudal hemispheric delta activity was associated with increased accuracy. Increased accuracies forthe details for the non-local stimuli during sessions were associated with greater congruence within the 25-30 Hzand theta (4-7 Hz) range between the parahippocampal regions. Increased theta power also occurred in the leftanterior cingulate, fusiform gyrus and midtemporal regions. We suggest that experiences of non-locality involveconfluence within the right parahippocampal region and are translated for their personal and linguistic equivalentswithin specific left hemispheric structures.
QEEG, s_LORETA, detection of distance stimuli, non-locality, temporal lobes, parahippocampal gyrus,theta activity
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Human perceptions are cerebral phenomenathat involve the combined processes of sensation and memory. Sensation is defined asthe responses to stimuli which are defined asenvironmental events that elicit, throughtransductions of energies, more or lessconsistent changes in the occurrence orprobabilities of those responses. Memory isthe representation of experiences withincerebral space. For most phenomena and formost explanations there is the assumption of locality. Locality indicates that any relationship between a stimulus and response
: M. A. Persinger
:Department of Psychology
, Behavioural NeuroscienceProgram
, Biomolecular Sciences Program
Laurentian University, 935Ramsey Lake Road, P3E 2C6, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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occurs because there is some mediatingprocess in the proximity that allows thestimulus to elicit the response (Persinger andLavallee, 2010; 2012; Stepp, 2009). In thisstudy we investigated the possible involvementof non-locality for the acquisition of distantinformation within hidden pictures by examining rated accuracies for these details with measurements of quantitativeelectroencephalography (QEEG) and onemethod of source localization, s_LORETA (Low Resolution ElectromagneticTomography).The effect of event A upon event B, orstimulus and response, is the basis of behavioral approaches to living systems. Ingeneral instances the causal connection between A and B is assumed to be mediated by a factor they both share such electromagneticor mechanical energies. However, the
understanding for a mechanism that involveslocality, that is some process that mediates theeffect of the stimulus upon the response, is notessential to study or to measure thephenomenon.