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Patent shows how your nervous system can be manipulated through your TV or computer screen

• By Isabelle Z.

The 6506148 B2 patent, entitled: "Nervous System Manipulation By Electromagnetic Fields From Monitors," was filed by someone called Hendricus G. Loos and published in 2003.

According to the patent, "Psychological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance."

After pointing out that many TVs and computer monitors emit pulsed electromagnetic fields that are capable of causing such excitation when displaying pulsed images, the patent goes on to say that this means it is possible to manipulate a person's nervous system buy pulsing images on TVs or computer monitors. They may be embedded in program material, for example, or "overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal."