commanderW - 7:11 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)
There are lots of studies on the effects of all kinds of electromagnetic phenomenon on biological systems. Cell phones causing cancer for instance. It's a gray area w/ ardent opinions on all sides. There is no doubt however, that some electro magnetic fields are relatively safe while others are definitely not.
My guess is that , since the brain is mostly fat, the same frequency that fries your bacon will fry your brain.
Probably everything that exists will vibrate when 'struck'. If you strike that thing over & over at it's natural frequency of vibration, things happen. Remember the memorex commercial where the opera singer shatters the glass?
The earths magnetic field has a natural frequency of around 7 hertz ( i forget the details). One of tesla projects was to build a coil that would cause the earths field to vibrate more strongly by resonating frequencies, thus causing an electrical current in any device set to vibrate itself at that frequency. Universal power for all mankind was his lifelong ambition ( this guy once worked for thomas edison!). He wasn't a nut, he was the inventor of alternating current & the electric dynamo that powers our world ( or the part that doesn't run on batteries at least.).
The technology is real. Like i say though, it's been around for a long time, Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging vibrates atoms this way at the doctors office. Microwaves cook food. etc. I just wonder why the news item posted reads as if MIT scientists pulled it right out of their own hats.