The autonomic nervous system is affected by the microwaves of the centimeter wave length band. These waves affect circulation, respiration, temperature control, water balance, albumin and sugar concentration in the cerebro-spinal fluid. hydrogen ion concentration. EEG. GSR, sleep. conscious awareness, etc. Depending on the applied dosage, these waves stimulate the sympathetic or parasympathetic system.. Very small dosages produce analgesic effects; however, very large dosages are fatal. An undamped or modulated frequency is more effective than damped waves. The biological effect of these waves results from the resonance absorption in the ganglia.
There are indications that only higher harmonics) and not the fundamental frequency. produce biological effects . The shielding of the test subject by metal screens increases these effects; however, magnetic fields remove them. Higher harmonics producing these biological effects have physical properties which are similar to those of the bio-electrical energy generated by the human body. The mechanism of hypnosis is explained by the transmission of this energy.,(
The Author wishes to thank the Management of the Research and Scientific Laboratory of Ford Motor Company for under taking translation and printing of this paper.
Further acknowledgment is made to Dr. E. C. Hertzler of the University of Michigan for editing the English translation of this paper.
The present study demonstrates that short electromagnetic waves can have an extensive influence on the central nervous system. This involves a direct influence of high-frequency energy on the autonomic nervous system and the influence on the somatic nervous system takes place by the control of its readiness to function from the vegetative sphere. Such a process otherwise takes place only under hypnosis.
The human body has been found to be the generator of a wave energy which is propagated in the surrounding atmosphere in the form of electromagnetic waves.
In its transmission to other persons, this energy influences the central nervous system in a manner similar to short electromagnetic waves. The hypothesis used
for an explanation of suggestion is based on the transmission of this wave energy.
It has been found that neither the entire electromagnetic field of a short-wave trans mitter nor the entire electrical field in the environment of the human body can influence the central nervous system. Rather, the central nervous system is in fluenced by certain wave components contained in the electromagnetic waves generated by a short-wave transmitter as well as in the electrical field surrounding the hum.an body. Since these Wave components of short electromagnetic waves as well as those of the electrical field around the human body exhibit similar physical characteristics and exert similar influences on the central nervous system, it can be assumed that
the same energy is involved in both cases. The possibility results to produce the energy which is effective in hypnosis by engineering methods. In this connection,
the development of the instruments which are to produce this energy is to be based
on guidelines which differ fundamentally from those presently utilized in the develop ment of transmitters for short-wave diathermy.
In short-wave diathermy as it is used today, the heat generated in the patient is primarily utilized. The development of short-wave transmitters consequently followed the design of highly efficient instruments which produced a maximum heat generation in the patient. It was found that heat produces an effect opposite to that of the energy which influences the central nervous system. Consequently, the effective action of
the energy influencing the central nervous system is considerably reduced by the heat
formed in the patient. A further attenuation of the energy influencing the central