Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields? Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! 4 months ago   13:53

Research has found some human brains can pick up on rotations of geomagnetic-strength fields as evidenced by drops in alpha wave power following stimulus. For more, see

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Prof. Shinsuke Shimojo, Connie Wang, and Isaac Hilburn, plus Prof. Joe Kirschvink. Their lab:

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Additional filming by Whitney Clavin

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I've heard of studies that show much higher mental mapping and sense of direction in people who spent substantial time in the rural outdoors as very young children.
The Quintessential Gamer
2 dogs, 1 cup
Glenn Krieger
Well, I was eating breakfast when that north facing dog...

Of some real world interest would be (and at the risk of being sexist here) to compare males and females. Just for kicks. Or, maybe not.
Kason Tucker
Say you were lost in the woods and your brain can detect magnetic fields to tell direction what if your “gut” is telling the way to go
Aaa Aaa
If I am a jedi warrior, i will tell you; "The force may be with you"
Aaa Aaa
What if we test those people who have telekinetic abilities to see if their is a geomagnetic sensory response to the magnetic field and can the also the key to unlock the secrets of telekinesis and practice it naturally. Let's understand it
I feel incredibly stupid
ronaldo grayman
Watch Your Weight !
You couldn't just tell us that dogs pooped south to north. You had to show us.
El Capitán
I;ve practiced teaching myself, even before I watched this, to sense north in my head. I wonder what my brain would look like in this?
Allen Dunn
Be interesting to see if brain response to magnetic fields included potentiation of other sensory heightened vestibular, visual, kinesthetic sensitivities
Justin Huang
i suppose this gives some credence to people who claim to have EHS (Electromagnetic hypersensitivity)
Carlos Paroli
In the documentary "lo and behold" they talk about people that had to live in a Faraday cage. This has something to do with those people?
I use to have a piece of steel in my left hand...I magnetized it! Being a machinist it was very handy in determining non-ferrous and ferrous metals apart :D

Sadly I lost my gift a year ago after having it for 7years :'(
do these smart people know what doors are?
Debbie Debbie
I see colours while touching sockets sometimes, am told this is an magnetic field is this correct ?
Itay Saadon
That's interesting. I have always had a "sense" where the north is, I even used a few times to navigate with a map and I always got where I wanted to go without problems and sometimes my friends told to close my eyes and they would spin me around and then asked where the north is and I got it right every time
Amadour Lopez
Humans can only sense the diarrhea floating in their prefrontal laps and sometimes spilling out the mouth..
I knew that humans have magnetic senses, and we can use it consciously. My grandfather was a diver, he was also born blind. It's always confusing to hear that and know that he regularly dived about every other week. I guess he just liked to swim.
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Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields? 4 months ago   06:34

Standing waves of fire!
Check out Audible:
Fysikshow: - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Melbourne ONLY:

Rubens' Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-dimensional 'Pyro Board'. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box.

The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music. Thank you to Sune Nielsen and everyone at Aarhus for sharing this demonstration with me! And thanks for having me at your conference.

Music by Kevin MacLeod, "Ice Flow"