Accession Number:

AD0606961

Title:

BEHAVIORAL BIOPHYSICS,

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INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH STATE COLLEGE PA

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Electromagnetic energy is an important factor in the biophysical analysis of the properties of living systems. This energy is being used as a research tool, both by study of the emission of living organisms and also by applying it to the organism. Certain portions of the spectrum are only now receiving study in terms of their interaction with organisms. A portion of this work is of importance to those interested in the nervous system and behavior. For example, data suggest that fingertip vision may be an em phenomenon. It has been suggested that em energy is involved in information transfer and storage. Neural and behavioral changes have been elicited at low power densities with UHF frequency em energy. Most of this work is being done in the Soviet Union and is relatively unknown in the U.S. This paper is an analytical review, primarily of foreign data, with emphasis upon those relevant to the nervous system and behavior. Papers are reviewed in six groups. These deal, respectively, with sensory effects, conditioning, activity, cortical, subcortical, and morphological effects. The implications of the data are discussed and several lines of investigation are suggested. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE