Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism
; 2004 Aug 8-12; Boston, USA.
In chapter 3, Brusewitz provides a review of research relating to "biomagnetism
, biofields, and holistic biology." He begins with a discussion of animal migration, citing Sheldrake's view that such migrations are based on "morphogenetic fields," as well as other, more orthodox, views regarding the mechanism underlying such migrations.
The themes of the 2008 gathering were magnetic materials; magnetic oxides; soft magnetic matter; nanomagnetism and nanostructures; diluted magnetic semiconductors; high frequency properties, metamaterials, and resonances; biomagnetism
; superconductivity; magneto-photonics; spintronics and magneto-transport; and theory.
They believe that the research may provide vital clues explain biomagnetism
- a phenomenon in which some birds, insects and marine life navigate using the magnetic field that encompasses the Earth.
is an offshoot therapy which uses tiny magnets on the body's acupuncture channels to boost energy flow.
SQUIDs are used to measure extremely faint magnetic fields and can be used in magnetic resonance imaging and biomagnetism
studies, as well as in the search for gravity waves and magnetic monopoles.
The research group examined the brain's response to sound using the biomagnetism
measurement device MEG (magnetoencephalography), which makes it possible to measure the brain activity without any subject's behavioral response.