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Is Earth’s Magnetic Field Affecting our Brain and Heart?

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Researchers from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences have conducted collaborative and cross-disciplinary space weather studies to examine the potential effects of solar, geomagnetic, and cosmic ray variability on various technological, biological, and ecological systems. Two specific studies focus on the impacts of geomagnetic activity on human brain function, overall health, and emotional states, as well as the influence of both natural and artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the cardiovascular system.

In the first study, scientists analyzed the effects of periodic and aperiodic changes in geomagnetic activity on the human brain, overall health, and psycho-emotional states. They also investigated the impact of violent solar events and severe geomagnetic storms of Solar Cycle 23 on these systems in a middle-latitude location. It was experimentally determined that weak and moderate geomagnetic storms did not significantly alter brain bioelectrical activity, exerting only a stimulating influence. In contrast, severe geomagnetic disturbances negatively affected the brain’s functionality, activated braking processes, and intensified an individual’s negative emotional background. The researchers concluded that geomagnetic disturbances mainly impacted the emotional and vegetative spheres of human beings, while personality traits remained relatively unchanged.

Study: Mavlyutov, R. M., Hasanov, M. I., & Yusifbeyli, N. R. (2010). Geomagnetic Disturbances of the Solar Cycle 23 and their Influence on Human Brain, Health and Psycho-emotional State. Advances in Space Research, 45(4), 575-583.

In the second study, researchers examined the influence of both natural and artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the cardiovascular system. The study considered existing literature data, multicenter studies, and experimental data from healthy volunteers under laboratory conditions. The heart and brain are capable of generating their weak EMFs, and their functionality is typically adjusted to changes in the environment’s EMFs. However, in cases of coronary heart disease or blood supply issues in the brain, the adaptive capabilities of these systems become significantly impaired, leading to inadequate responses to external magnetic field (MF) changes.

By examining examples of magnetoreception phenomena in animals and humans, the study highlighted specific cardiovascular system features that could help uncover mechanisms of living organisms’ sensitivity to MFs. The research emphasizes the importance of understanding the complex relationship between the cardiovascular system, blood, and external MFs to maintain the vital functioning of tissues, organs, and the human body as a whole.

Study: Nechaev, V. P., & Breus, T. K. (2014). Influence of Electromagnetic Fields on Cardiovascular System. In V. P. Nechaev & T. K. Breus (Eds.), Blood System, Geomagnetic Field, and Biological Rhythms (pp. 17-58). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

These studies contribute valuable knowledge about the effects of geomagnetic activity and electromagnetic fields on human health. Further research is needed to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and the body’s adaptive mechanisms, which could lead to improved preventive measures and treatments for various health conditions.

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