Perceived electrosensitivity and magical ideation
Journal/Book: Percept Mot Skills. 2000; 90: PO Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807, USA. Perceptual Motor Skills. 899-900.
Abstract: We report, in 40 healthy right-handed men, an association between perceived sensitivity to weak electromagnetic fields and scores on the Magical Ideation scale, assessing experience of and beliefs in forms of causation that are nonexistent according to current scientific standards (r=.48, p=.002). Based on our previous research, we interpret this finding as reflecting human subjects' propensity to assume connections between own organismic state and (objectively unrelated) environmental variables. We emphasize, however, the need for studies which directly assess accuracy in detection of electromagnetic fields as a function of self-rated electrosensitivity.
Note: Article Stockenius S, Univ Zurich Hosp, Dept Neurol, CH-8091 Zurich, SWITZERLAND