Exploring the Mechanisms of Interaction between Human Consciousness and Networks of Living Neurons

Larissa Emilia Cheran


Can the human mind interact directly with objects, inanimate or living? Preliminary experiments performed by Dr. Larissa-Emilia Cheran at the Biosensors Laboratory, University of Toronto have shown a strong influence of human intention on cultures of neuron cells, grown on the surface of high-sensitivity sensors vibrating at 9 MHz frequency. The TSM sensor (Transverse Shear Mode Sensor) is a quartz crystal in which transverse shear mode oscillations are induced using 2 gold electrodes plated on the surfaces of the quartz crystal. The shifts in resonant frequency and motional resistance at the interface with the neuron cells are measured with high resolution and accuracy. Based on these results, future research directions are proposed.


Neural Biosensor, Consciousness

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