Some People Can Detect Earth's Magnetic Field (popularmechanics)

Could some humans be able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field? Evidence suggests that in addition to quite a few animal species, humans could be—yes, this is the real term—magnetoreceptors. In a recent study, scientists conducted an experiment that measured how alpha waves interacted with a trace mineral that they believe registers magnetism.

Some Humans Can Detect Earth's Magnetic Field, After All (interestingengineering)

"Our results indicate that human brains are indeed collecting and selectively processing directional input from magnetic field receptors," concluded the scientists. "Such neural activity is a necessary prerequisite for any subsequent behavioral expression of magnetoreception, and it represents a starting point for testing whether such an expression exists."

"Can humans sense the Earth's magnetic field?" -  the spooks at WHO said in 2008:

"Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields," it says. "However, some gaps in knowledge about biological effects exist and need further research."

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