|The table above summarizes the results from the first series of tests. The CDs were
used in the following order:
1Hz, 0Hz, 2Hz, 0.2Hz, 5Hz, 10Hz, 20Hz, 0.3Hz, 0.1Hz, 0.5Hz
Here are a few notebook pages to give an idea of how I recorded the data:
CD#2 0Hz, control. Note the
comment about the DC offsets.
CD#6 10Hz, comparable effects to
permanent magnet devices documented on this site that ran at similar speeds.
CD #9 0.1Hz, this was done next to
As can be seen, results of the first study were not as clean as I had hoped. I
suspected that spurious effects were taking place for a variety of reasons. On some trials
I switched on the DC bias fields inside the machine, and on others when I was outside (see
CD#2). Another source of transients was the AM demodulator, which caused large spikes when
the carrier started and stopped. A special test CD with a carrier that switched on and off
every 2 seconds, for a total of 2 minutes, caused a very strong mental effect.
After the second series of trials were completed, I added ON-OFF switches (outlined here in green) inside the machine for the
E-W and N-S Helmholtz coils. A new wavefile has a 30 second carrier leader at the
beginning to allow time to switch on the coils after the LED lights up, but before the
signal begins. The N-S bias is now recorded on the CD, instead of being switched on
manually, and the signal begins and ends with the field pointing north. Thus, the current
to the coils begins and ends at zero, and there are no rapid changes in magnetic field
I plan to run the next series of trials with the vertical coils disconnected.
Magnetically, this would be equivalent to spinning around here in Jupiter, Florida, rather
than at the equator as the previous trials were conducted. Before I use the vertical coils
again in a controlled trial, I will add a potentiometer to ramp the field up and down very
slowly, instead of just switching it on and off.
Despite these concerns, the 2 studies completed so far clearly demonstrate an effect at
low rotation speeds. The second trial used just 2 conditions, a 0Hz control, and a 2
minute 0.08-0.6Hz sweep. The results were much more robust than the first series: