state is the subject of one scientist's work in Canada. "Scientistsare trying to recreate alien abductions in the laboratory... Theexperiment, to be run by Professor Michael Persinger, aneuroscientist at Laurentian University, of Sudbury, Ontario,consists of a converted motorcycle helmet with solenoids on itssides that set up magnetic fields across a subject's head."
Thisexperiment was carried out and was the subject of a CanadianBroadcasting System exposé on mind control. The segment ran ona program called
in February 1999. This authoralso appeared in that program, along with several others interestedin this field.A 1993 report said that for over 20 years Dr Persinger "...hasbeen working on a theory that connects not only UFOs andearthquakes, but also powerful electromagnetic fields and anexplanation of paranormal beliefs in terms of unusual brainactivity. He has also found that stimulating another area, thetemporal lobes, can produce all sorts of mystical experiences, out-of-body sensations and other apparently paranormal phenomena."
This doctor's work suggests that these experiences may be theresult of activity in the brain and not the actual experiences of theindividuals. He has had some measure of success in re-creatingmany of these experiences in his subjects. Dr Persinger is alsoknown for his work in studying the effects of ELF [extra-low-frequency waves] on memory andbrain function.
In 1991, a method for changingbrain waves to a desired frequencywas patented.
A 1975 patentdiscussed a similar technology: adevice and method for "...sensingbrain waves at a position remote froma subject whereby electromagneticsignals of different frequencies aresimultaneously transmitted to thebrain of the subject in which thesignals interfere with one another toyield a waveform which is modulatedby the subject's brain waves. Theinterference waveform which is representative of the brain waveactivity is retransmitted by the brain to a receiver where it isdemodulated and amplified. The demodulated waveform is thendisplayed for visual viewing and then routed to a computer forfurther processing and analysis. The demodulated waveform alsocan be used to produce a compensating signal which istransmitted back to the brain to effect a desired change inelectrical activity therein."
In simple terms, the brain's activity ismapped in order to read a person's emotional state, conceptualabilities or intellectual patterns. A second signal can be generatedand sent back into the brain which overrides the natural signal,causing the brain's energy patterns to shift. This is the "brainentrainment" which causes the shift in consciousness. There aremany uses of a positive nature for this kind of technology, as wasmentioned at the front of this section, the important factor beingwho controls the technology and for what purpose.In January 1998, the following encapsulating statementappeared in the leading scientific journal
, quoting PasteurInstitute neuroscientist Jean-Pierre Changeux, chairman of theFrench national bioethics committee: "But neuroscience alsoposes potential risks, he said, arguing that advances in cerebralimaging make the scope for invasion of privacy immense...it willbecome commonplace and capable of being used at a distance, hepredicted. That will open the way for abuses such as invasion of personal liberty, control of behaviour and brainwashing."
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In "...a dramatic demonstration of mind reading, neuroscientistshave created videos of what a cat sees by using electrodesimplanted in the animal's brain. 'Trying to understand how thebrain codes information leads to the possibility of replacing partsof the nervous system with an artificial device,' he said."
Thescientist commenting on this technology—Gattett Stanley,assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Harvard—saw thefuture possibility of brain activity mapping being used in creatingelectronic components to replace damaged parts of the system.The use of mind-mapping had other possibilities as well.Similar research in controlling the behaviour of humans andanimals was pursued by Dr José Delgado at Yale University, oneof the leading research institutions in the United States. Actualtesting of certain systems proved that "movements, sensations,emotions, desires, ideas, and a variety of psychological phenomenamay be induced, inhibited, or modified by electrical stimulation of specific areas of the brain".
By 1985, Dr Delgado was able tocreate these effects using only a radio signal sent to the brainremotely, using energy concentrations of less than 1/50th of whatthe Earth naturally produces. This discovery implied thatfrequency, waveform and pulse rate (modulation) were theimportant factors rather than the amount of energy being used. Inconsidering this, it makes sensebecause the human body does notrequire high electromagnetic powerconcentration to regulate its normalfunctioning. The key was in findingthe "tuning" mechanisms for locatingthe right "receiving station" in thebrain.By 1993, publicly releasedinformation was being discussed as aresult of information openly flowingout of Russia. Meetings were held toassess the threat: the "main purposeof the March meetings was describedin the Psychotechnologies memo as to'determine whether psycho-correction technologies represent apresent or future threat to US national security in situations whereinaudible commands might be used to alter behavior'".
The threatassessment was likely to begin to condition Americans for thepublic acknowledgement of one of the government's long-heldsecrets: that the human mind and body can be controlled remotely,without a trace of evidence being left behind.In another quote, one of the leading researchers in this area, DrIgor Smirnov, began to announce his findings. "But psychologicalwarfare experts on all sides still dream that they will one daycontrol the enemy's mind. And in a tiny, dungeon-like lab in thebasement of Moscow's ominously named Institute of Psycho-Correction, Smirnov and other Russian psychiatrists are alreadyworking on schizophrenics, drug addicts and cancer patients."
The results of this research have been investigated anddemonstrated to members of the intelligence community in theUnited States, and have even been demonstrated by Dr Smirnov inan interview for the Canadian television documentary
.This issue is also an interesting one, as can be seen in this 1999article excerpt. "Fantasies are thought processes involving internalmonologues and imaginative sequences which can motivatehealthy people to constructive behaviour; likewise, they caninspire unbalanced individuals to destructive or dangerousbehaviour. One conclusion from that research was that fantasy