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Paper   IPM / P / 14939
School of Physics
  Title:   Ultraweak Photon Emission in the Brain
1.  V. Salari
2.  H. Valian
3.  H. Bassereh
4.  I. Bokkon
5.  A. Barkhordari
  Status:   Published
  Journal: J. Integ. Neurosc
  Vol.:  14 (3)
  Year:  2015
  Pages:   1-11
  Supported by:  IPM
Besides the low-frequency electromagnetic body-processes measurable through the electroencephalography (EEG), electrocardiography (ECG), etc. there are processes that do not need external excitation, emitting light within or close to the visible spectra. Such ultraweak photon emission (UPE), also named biophoton emission, reflects the cellular (and body) oxidative status. Recently, a growing body of evidence shows that UPE may play an important role in the basic functioning of living cells. Moreover, interesting evidences are beginning to emerge that UPE may well play an important role in neuronal functions. In fact, biophotons are byproducts in cellular metabolism and produce false signals (e.g., retinal discrete dark noise) but on the other side neurons contain many light sensitive molecules that makes it hard to imagine how they might not be influenced by UPE, and thus UPE may carry informational contents. Here, we investigate UPE in the brain from different points of view such as experimental evidences, theoretical modeling, and physiological significance.

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