According to scientists: like a sixth sense affects our relationships and human aging?
Bees do it, birds do it. It turns out that people can do it. What is it? Caltech Scientists believe that for a person as well as for birds flying south is clearly without a compass, typical of sixth sense is the ability to navigate in the magnetic field of the planet. This feeling they called magnetoreception and even published a relevant article in the journal Science. So it turns out - you can throw out all the gadgets navigators and in the next journey to rely on their magnetoreception? Let's investigate. "You're like a magnet attracts me" - that is, in the literal sense? Is within each one of us is working GPS-navigator? Scientific researches aimed to answer this question were "bus experiments" Robin Becker in 80th. The essence of the experiment was as follows: a group of students from 31 people (as always, professor’s loves experimenting on the students) were blindfolded, 15 of them are attached to the back bar magnet, the remaining 16 - usual metal without magnetic properties; students put on a bus and taken to a complicated roundabout way for six miles away from the hostel. Then, without untying the eye, asked to indicate which side is the original place. The vast majority without the magnet pointed out the exact direction! "Magnetized", in turn, is wrong - your machine magnetoreception was baffled radiation bar.
How it was exactly?
However, subsequently none and did not manage to repeat the experience, and soon the name Becker caused only skeptical, and the study of magnetoreception beginning to be perceived like scientists search for the sunken Atlantis and the mythical El Dorado. But not so long ago, a series of experiments Joe Kirschvink of the aforementioned CTI together with scientists from the University of Tokyo has still confirmed that the brain perceives the magnetic field. In their study, the researchers used an electroencephalogram, which recorded a "response" to the brain's magnetic field - despite the fact that participants in the experiment did not know at exactly what moment it is activated or deactivated. When communication between the cells and magnetosome broken, we no longer feel the magnetic field - a failure occurs in the cells that cause degenerative changes and aging. Now, suppose there is a sixth sense. What are we with this? How to use it? For example, you can stop aging ... Indeed; some studies have found a link magnetoreception aging. The easiest way to explain this to the life cycle of salmon: to spawn, he rises from the ocean to the upper reaches of rivers and reserves offspring, after which he had two options - to die or go back.
This fish grows old ahead of schedule, literally falling apart before our eyes - some mechanism if the program starts aging.
But it is interesting that the salmon, infected shellfish pearl as if forgetting that he needed to return to the sea, and is subject to the sixth sense - magnetoreception. Infected salmon live as if nothing had happened in the fresh water and with it, do not age. Pearl somehow change salmon magnetoreception work unit. Scientists believe that the relationship between the ability to sense the Earth's magnetic field and the aging process, there are people. How does this happen? Every day, the magnetic field is like a puppeteer directs the work of our cells using tiny crystals magnetosome dispersed throughout the body (most of them in the brain tissue). When communication between the cells and magnetosome broken, we no longer feel the magnetic field - a failure occurs in the cells that cause degenerative changes and aging. Is it possible to reverse the negative processes in the cell, or at least slow them down for? And what is the main strategy in the fight against aging?