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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(9), 998; doi:10.3390/ijerph14090998

Identification of a Group’s Physiological Synchronization with Earth’s Magnetic Field

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Department of Mathematical Modelling, Kaunas University of Technology, 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania
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HeartMath Institute, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, USA
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Health Research Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 50009 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Cardiology Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Research and Scientific Bio-Computing, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Alhasa, Hofuf 31982, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Mathematical Modelling, Kaunas University of Technology, 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Received: 15 July 2017 / Revised: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 30 August 2017 / Published: 1 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
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Abstract

A new analysis technique for the evaluation of the degree of synchronization between the physiological state of a group of people and changes in the Earth’s magnetic field based on their cardiac inter-beat intervals was developed and validated. The new analysis method was then used to identify clusters of similar synchronization patterns in a group of 20 individuals over a two-week period. The algorithm for the identification of slow wave dynamics for every person was constructed in order to determine meaningful interrelationships between the participants and the local magnetic field data. The results support the hypothesis that the slow wave rhythms in heart rate variability can synchronize with changes in local magnetic field data, and that the degree of synchronization is affected by the quality of interpersonal relationships. View Full-Text
Keywords: earth’s magnetic field; geomagnetic field; heart rate variability; psychophysiology; nonlinear dynamical systems earth’s magnetic field; geomagnetic field; heart rate variability; psychophysiology; nonlinear dynamical systems
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Timofejeva, I.; McCraty, R.; Atkinson, M.; Joffe, R.; Vainoras, A.; Alabdulgader, A.A.; Ragulskis, M. Identification of a Group’s Physiological Synchronization with Earth’s Magnetic Field. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 998.

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