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Magnetic Waves Affect ‘Moral Compass’

From those famous moralists at CBS News:

Study: Magnetic Waves Alter Moral Compass

MIT Researchers Find That Magnetic Pulses Directed at Brain Change People’s Ability to Tell Right from Wrong

By Alex Sundby

March 30, 2010

(CBS) A device that emits an invisible beam affecting a person’s ability to tell right from wrong might sound like the kind of weapon a comic book villain would use to wreak havoc around the world.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say such a device allowed them to observe the effects magnetic rays have on a person’s sense of morality.

In a new study, volunteers were subjected to magnetic pulses just above and behind of the right ear, focusing on the area of the brain believed to be the area controlling morality. The pulses were intended to block cell activity that contributed to the volunteers’ sense of right and wrong.

MIT’s researchers explain the study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"You think of morality as being a really high-level behavior," Dr. Liane Young, the study’s lead researcher, told the British Broadcasting Corporation. "To be able to apply a magnetic field to a specific brain region and change people’s moral judgments is really astonishing."

To see what effect a 500 millisecond magnetic pulse had, researchers gave the 20 volunteers a series of tests. In one test, the volunteers were given an ethical dilemma: should a man let his girlfriend walk across a bridge he knew wasn’t safe?

The volunteers based their answers on how the scenario played out. If the girlfriend crossed with bridge safely, the man wasn’t at fault. The volunteers based their decision on the outcome of the dilemma, not the moral principle, because of the magnetic pulse, the researchers wrote.

In another test, volunteers were exposed to 25 minutes of weak electric currents that prevent brain cells from functioning normally. They then had to read stories about morally questionable characters and judge whether the characters’ actions caused harm. Researchers found that the volunteers accepted morally dubious actions that resulted in a "happy" ending.

These volunteers all sound like Democrats to us. And the “stories about morally questionable characters” were probably just clipped out of the newspaper.

Still, there could be something to this. After all, the Earth’s magnetic field is always shifting. So this study could help explain a lot of recent events.

It could also explain Bill Clinton’s bizarre behavior, since he used to tell us that he depended very heavily upon Hillary’s “moral compass.”

And speaking of political wives, remember back during the campaign when Mrs. Obama told us that her husband’s finely tuned “moral compass” was far more important than any actual real life job experience he might lack.

Here is an excerpt of her revelation that we posted back in May 2007, from the Washington Post:

Wife Touts Obama’s ‘Moral Compass’

Tuesday, May 8, 2007; A03

WINDHAM, N.H., May 7 – Michelle Obama, making an early campaign foray for her husband in the state with the nation’s first presidential primary, praised her husband Monday for having a “moral compass” and contended that quality counts more than the “experience” on which many of his Democratic rivals are basing their campaigns

“I know that experience is important, right? But experience without the sort of moral compass is not enough,” she said at a house party not far from Manchester, where she also appeared on Monday. “And it’s not just enough to check off a bunch of boxes and say, ‘I’ve spent so many years in Washington,’ because Barack has those experiences. He doesn’t have the checked-box experiences, but he has experience that makes a difference.”

Maybe Mr. Obama had better start wearing a tinfoil hat to protect his sensitive instrument.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 1st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Magnetic Waves Affect ‘Moral Compass’”

  1. proreason says:

    A device that emits an invisible beam affecting a person’s ability to tell right from wrong

    At last, liberalism is explained.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    I blame cell phones.
    They also make Toyotas speed out of control (but only while in use).

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Ah, crap.

    I know I shouldn’t do this. I know it I know it I know.

    Here goes anyway.

    The electromagnetic spectrum vividly affects how our human makeup operates. From grabbing an ungrounded wire to fiddling around inside the brain with surgical electrical stimuli. From the electric chair to being too close to a Tesla generator in the wrong field to microwaving your food to the cop who fried his testicles holding his radar gun in his lap between tickets. To the recent successful experiment in Times Square where a billboard advertising a horror movie spoke INSIDE your head with phantom voices when you passed through it’s field.

    Our brains are 100% electromagnetic activity. While it’s popular and fun to level sarcasm at such reports, researchers are not slowed down one whit in discovering how to use the EM spectrum for humans, and against humans. [1]

    Like the business of being afraid of the ‘chip’ the government will make us insert to control us. Bwa-hahaha! That’s so old school. Research into the unique radiant EM signature of a person combined with RFID technology means ‘they’ can define your particular frequency and track you, uniquely, by your electromagnetic signature. You become your own chip. You … can’t run away from you. You are always broadcasting your location and identity.

    This article is actually somewhat behind the curve as well. The above is old news in many circles. So, I wouldn’t ‘diss it, if I were you. It’s not only real, but not even close to the bleeding edge of what’s being discovered.


    US PATENT –4,717,343 –METHOD OF CHANGING A PERSON’S BEHAVIOR–A method of conditioning a person’s unconscious mind in order to effect a desired change in the person’s behavior which does not require the services of a trained therapist. Instead the person to be treated views a program of video pictures appearing on a screen. The program as viewed by the person’s unconscious mind acts to condition the person’s thought patterns in a manner which alters that person’s behavior in a positive way. SOURCE: Judy Wall, Mike Coyle and Jan Wiesemann. Paranoia Magazine Issue 24 Fall 2000 -Article -‘Technology to Your Mind’ – By Judy Wall

    US PATENT 5,270,800 –SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE GENERATOR–A combined subliminal and supraliminal message generator for use with a television receiver permits complete control of subliminal messages and their manner of presentation. A video synchronization detector enables a video display generator to generate a video message signal corresponding to a received alphanumeric text message in synchronism with a received television signal. A video mixer selects either the received video signal or the video message signal for output. The messages produced by the video message generator are user selectable via a keyboard input. A message memory stores a plurality of alphanumeric text messages specified by user commands for use as subliminal messages. This message memory preferably includes a read only memory storing predetermined sets of alphanumeric text messages directed to differing topics. The sets of predetermined alphanumeric text messages preferably include several positive affirmations directed to the left brain and an equal number of positive affirmations directed to the right brain that are alternately presented subliminally. The left brain messages are presented in a linear text mode, while the right brain messages are presented in a three dimensional perspective mode. The user can control the length and spacing of the subliminal presentations to accommodate differing conscious thresholds. Alternative embodiments include a combined cable television converter and subliminal message generator, a combine television receiver and subliminal message generator and a computer capable of presenting subliminal messages. SOURCE: Judy Wall, Mike Coyle and Jan Wiesemann. Paranoia Magazine Issue 24 Fall 2000 -Article -‘Technology to Your Mind’ – By Judy Wall

    US PATENT 5,123,899 –METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALTERING CONSCIOUSNESS–A system for altering the states of human consciousness involves the simultaneous application of multiple stimuli, preferable sounds, having differing frequencies and wave forms. The relationship between the frequencies of the several stimuli is exhibited by the equation g=s.sup.n/4 .multidot.f where: f=frequency of one stimulus; g=frequency of the other stimuli of stimulus; and n=a positive or negative integer which is different for each other stimulus. ALSO SEE: US PATENT –5,289,438 –METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALTERING CONSCIOUSNESS SOURCE: Judy Wall, Mike Coyle and Jan Wiesemann. Paranoia Magazine Issue 24 Fall 2000 -Article -‘Technology to Your Mind’ – By Judy Wall

    US PATENT 4,877,027–HEARING SYSTEM –Sound is induced in the head of a person by radiating the head with microwaves in the range of 100 megahertz to 10,000 megahertz that are modulated with a particular waveform. The waveform consists of frequency modulated bursts. Each burst is made up of ten to twenty uniformly spaced pulses grouped tightly together. The burst width is between 500 nanoseconds and 100 microseconds. The pulse width is in the range of 10 nanoseconds to 1 microsecond. The bursts are frequency modulated by the audio input to create the sensation of hearing in the person whose head is irradiated.

    US PATENT 6,011,991–COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING BRAIN WAVE ANALYSIS AND/OR USE OF BRAIN ACTIVITY–A system and method for enabling human beings to communicate by way of their monitored brain activity. The brain activity of an individual is monitored and transmitted to a remote location (e.g. by satellite). At the remote location, the monitored brain activity is compared with pre-recorded normalized brain activity curves, waveforms, or patterns to determine if a match or substantial match is found. If such a match is found, then the computer at the remote location determines that the individual was attempting to communicate the word, phrase, or thought corresponding to the matched stored normalized signal.

    US PATENT 4,858,612 – HEARING DEVICE –A method and apparatus for simulation of hearing in mammals by introduction of a plurality of microwaves into the region of the auditory cortex is shown and described. A microphone is used to transform sound signals into electrical signals which are in turn analyzed and processed to provide controls for generating a plurality of microwave signals at different frequencies. The multifrequency microwaves are then applied to the brain in the region of the auditory cortex. By this method sounds are perceived by the mammal which are representative of the original sound received by the microphone.

    US PATENT 3,951,134 – APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING AND ALTERING BRAIN WAVES–Apparatus for and method of sensing brain waves at a position remote from a subject whereby electromagnetic signals of different frequencies are simultaneously transmitted to the brain of the subject in which the signals interfere with one another to yield a waveform which is modulated by the subject’s brain waves. The interference waveform which is representative of the brain wave activity is re-transmitted by the brain to a receiver where it is demodulated and amplified. The demodulated waveform is then displayed for visual viewing and routed to a computer for further processing and analysis. The demodulated waveform also can be used to produce a compensating signal which is transmitted back to the brain to effect a desired change in electrical activity therein.

    US PATENT 5,159,703 – SILENT SUBLIMINAL PRESENTATION SYSTEM –A silent communications system in which nonaural carriers, in the very low or very high audio frequency range or in the adjacent ultrasonic frequency spectrum, are amplitude or frequency modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement into the brain, typically through the use of loudspeakers, earphones or piezoelectric transducers.


    US PATENT: US5629678:IMPLANTABLE TRANSCEIVER-Apparatus for Tracking And Recovering Humans.

    US PATENT FOR BARCODE TATTOO–Method for verifying human identity during electronic sale transactions. A method is presented for facilitating sales transactions by electronic media. A bar code or a design is tattooed on an individual. Before the sales transaction can be consummated, the tattoo is scanned with a scanner. Characteristics about the scanned tattoo are compared to characteristics about other tattoos stored on a computer database in order to verify the identity of the buyer. Once verified, the seller may be authorized to debit the buyer’s electronic bank account in order to consummate the transaction. The seller’s electronic bank account may be similarly updated.

    US PATENT 5,539,705 – ULTRASONIC SPEECH TRANSLATOR AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM–A wireless communication system undetectable by radio frequency methods for converting audio signals, including human voice, to electronic signals in the ultrasonic frequency range, transmitting the ultrasonic signal by way of acoustical pressure waves across a carrier medium, including gases, liquids, or solids, and reconverting the ultrasonic acoustical pressure waves back to the original audio signal. The ultrasonic speech translator and communication system (20) includes an ultrasonic transmitting device (100) and an ultrasonic receiving device (200). The ultrasonic transmitting device (100) accepts as input (115) an audio signal such as human voice input from a microphone (114) or tape deck.

    US PATENT 5,629,678 – PERSONAL TRACKING AND RECOVERY SYSTEM–Apparatus for tracking and recovering humans utilizes an implantable transceiver incorporating a power supply and actuation system allowing the unit to remain implanted and functional for years without maintenance. The implanted transmitter may be remotely actuated, or actuated by the implantee. Power for the remote-activated receiver is generated electromechanically through the movement of body muscle. The device is small enough to be implanted in a child, facilitating use as a safeguard against kidnapping, and has a transmission range which also makes it suitable for wilderness sporting activities. A novel biological monitoring feature allows the device to be used to facilitate prompt medical dispatch in the event of heart attack or similar medical emergency. A novel sensation-feedback feature allows the implantee to control and actuate the device with certainty.

    US PATENT 5,760,692 – INTRA-ORAL TRACKING DEVICE-An intra-oral tracking device adapted for use in association with a tooth having a buccal surface and a lingual surface, the apparatus comprises a tooth mounting member having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface including adhesive material.

    US PATENT 5,868,100 – FENCELESS ANIMAL CONTROL SYSTEM USING GPS LOCATION INFORMATION–A fenceless animal confinement system comprising portable units attached to the animal and including means for receiving GPS signals and for providing stimulation to the animal. The GPS signals are processed to provide location information which is compared to the desired boundary parameters. If the animal has moved outside the desired area, the stimulation means is activated. The signal processing circuitry may be included either within the portable unit or within a separate fixed station.

    US PATENT 5,905,461 – GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE TRACKING DEVICE–A global positioning and tracking system for locating one of a person and item of property. The global positioning and tracking system comprises at least one tracking device for connection to the one of the person and item of property including a processing device for determining a location of the tracking device and generating a position signal and a transmitter for transmitting said position signal.

    US PATENT 5,935,054 – MAGNETIC EXCITATION OF SENSORY RESONANCES–The invention pertains to influencing the nervous system of a subject by a weak externally applied magnetic field with a frequency near 1/2 Hz. In a range of amplitudes, such fields can excite the 1/2 sensory resonance, which is the physiological effect involved in “rocking the baby”.

    US PATENT 5,952,600 -ENGINE DISABLING WEAPON– A non-lethal weapon for disabling an engine such as that of a fleeing car by means of a high voltage discharge that perturbs or destroys the electrical circuits.


    US PATENT 6,014,080 – BODY WORN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE TRACKING DEVICE –Tamper resistant body-worn tracking device to be worn by offenders or potential victims for use in a wireless communication system receiving signals from a global positioning system (GPS).

    US PATENT 6,017,302 – SUBLIMINAL ACOUSTIC MANIPULATION OF NERVOUS SYSTEMS –In human subjects, sensory resonances can be excited by subliminal atmospheric acoustic pulses that are tuned to the resonance frequency. The 1/2 Hz sensory resonance affects the autonomic nervous system and may cause relaxation, drowsiness, or sexual excitement, depending on the precise acoustic frequency near 1/2 Hz used. The effects of the 2.5 Hz resonance include slowing of certain cortical processes, sleepiness, and disorientation. For these effects to occur, the acoustic intensity must lie in a certain deeply subliminal range. Suitable apparatus consists of a portable battery-powered source of weak subaudio acoustic radiation. The method and apparatus can be used by the general public as an aid to relaxation, sleep, or sexual arousal, and clinically for the control and perhaps treatment of insomnia, tremors, epileptic seizures, and anxiety disorders. There is further application as a nonlethal weapon that can be used in law enforcement standoff situations, for causing drowsiness and disorientation in targeted subjects. It is then preferable to use venting acoustic monopoles in the form of a device that inhales and exhales air with subaudio frequency.

    US PATENT 6,051,594 – METHODS AND FORMULATIONS FOR MODULATING THE HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE–The invention is directed to improved methods for modulating the human sexual response by orally administering a formulation of the vasodilator phentolamine to the blood circulation and thereby modulating the sexual response on demand.

    US PATENT 6,052,336 – APPARATUS AND METHOD OF BROADCASTING AUDIBLE SOUND USING ULTRASONIC SOUND AS A CARRIER–An ultrasonic sound source broadcasts an ultrasonic signal which is amplitude and/or frequency modulated with an information input signal originating from an information input source. If the signals are amplitude modulated, a square root function of the information input signal is produced prior to modulation. The modulated signal, which may be amplified, is then broadcast via a projector unit, whereupon an individual or group of individuals located in the broadcast region detect the audible sound.

    • proreason says:

      US PATENT 5,833,126 – APPARATUS AND METHOD OF BROADCASTING FABRICATIONS USING MIXED RACE HOMO SAPIENS AS A CARRIER–Homo Sapiens with real or asserted African American heritage can be used to broadcast signals that are interpreted by other classes of Homo Sapiens as signals not subject to denial. The other classes include print and broadcast journalists, university professors, people of other races suffering from guilt about their own racial feelings, communist, fascist, and socialist sympathizers, and virtually any Homo Sapien who wants something for nothing. If the signals emitted by the real or asserted Afrian American are modulated to a tone heard by most human ears as a baritone, the information input signal is squared prior to reception by the receiving party. The modulated signal, which is naturally amplified in the recipients cortex, will be broadcast 24 hours a day by ideological broadcast systems and after periods ranging from several days to several months will become lodged in the ganglia of the receiving party.

    • JohnMG says:

      What ever happened to “The devil made me do it”, pro? Too pedestrian, I guess.

    • GetBackJack says:

      God Bless It, man – don’t give them ideas like that.

      Sheesh, it’s hard enough having to … (something garbled) … the Mainstream Media …. (garbled) … that (garbled) …. (transmission lost die to signal interruption) …..

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    MIT Researchers Find That Magnetic Pulses Directed at Brain Change People’s Ability to Tell Right from Wrong

    So who’s constantly aiming these pulses at Pelosi, Reid, Axlerod, Geithner, Holder, Obama, etc, etc?

    Sorry, not buying it.

  5. U NO HOO says:

    A magnetic device that has had a great effect on morality: Cathode Ray Tube in a TV.

  6. JohnMG says:

    ….. “But experience without the sort of moral compass is not enough….” Michele Obama speaking of her husband “the Won”.

    Whew! For a minute there I thought I remembered him saying something about not wanting his daughters “punished with a baby”.

    Great representation of his defining ‘moral compass’.

  7. canary says:

    Obama wrote his wife Michelle said he was “down right mean” upon waking. She was an early riser and he was a nightowl. She complained that she was raising the girls alone, and he did not contribute to raising the girls or helping at home. And that he holed up in his office, which he blames from being an only child and used to being alone. And then we know he had no values as a child and growing up. And he is a cheat who doesn’t know what the word fair means.
    He has no sensitivity chip.

    • canary says:

      An example is where Obama said he was stung by her accusations “You only think about yourself” and she would say “I never though I’d have to raise a family alone.”
      And only a male chauvinist pig (or domain muslim) would respond “…I made few demands of Michelle- I didn’t expect her to darn my socks or have dinner waiting for me when I got home.”

      oh! speaking of right from wrong. One night his daughter woke up crying and sick, and had never been that sick before, and
      instead of Obama taking her to the emergency room (as he’s cranky in the morning) he made her wait til the morning to go to regular doctor who sent the poor child to the hospital where she nearly died of meningitis.

      And that’s what Obama’s health care will be like. Wait wait wait.

  8. joeblough says:

    Compliments to GetBackJack.

    That said, let me try to understand.

    The geniuses at MIT have “discovered” that if you impair or tamper with somebody’s brain function, that their moral decision making is affected. More briefly, that the brain is involved in morality.

    I’m getting this … am I not?

    This is regarded as a discovery … have I got that right?


    If the above is correct, then I have another earth shaking intellectual challenge for those mental marvels, they might want to think about the effects of declining educational standards and inferior logical ability on moral decision making too.

    Here’s another one. How about the effects of evil irrational ideologies on moral decision making?

    A real eye-opener huh?

    Maybe the geniuses in their advanced physics dept. could grapple with this … if you rob somebody at gunpoint and then give the money away, does that make it OK or is it still a crime?

    How about if the perpetrator has an advanced degree? How about a prominent government job?


    Bloody hell!

  9. GetBackJack says:

    JoeB – well, what I know from my past associations with MIT Media Labs is this … while the capacity to interrupt and/or influence the electrical nature of brain activity has long been known, today researchers are discovering how to specifically override over-power and/or redirect unique key electromagnetic functions of the brain at a distance without bleeding over into other frequencies and without the subject’s agreement. A surgical strike, so to speak.

    Morality, per se, does not play a role in working out if it can be done. Morality, as academics understand the term, only comes into play when technical capacities are deployed on subjects who are unaware of their participation. And the research academics are never the Ethics Committee.

    So, asking the question assumes your respondent agrees with your premise, which in academic circles is moot. In private any number of academics would happily argue these points rather endlessly … argument being the raison d’etre of their lives.

    And that … is what you’re up against. You and I most likely share a Bible-based Western Civilization background and core understanding of right and wrong.

    That means less than nothing in the academic circles I’ve traveled.

    • JohnMG says:

      How would strapping “the Won” into a General Electric Lazy-Boy with me at the switch-box affect his morality? Might make him a convert to Christianity.

    • proreason says:

      JohnMG, RIP.


      Deptartment BOACE (Bureau of Anti-thought Crime Enforcement), United States of Obamy

    • JohnMG says:

      Er… ummmm… hypothetically speaking. ;-} (AIDGAS)

    • GetBackJack says:

      Ah, yes … we remember him fondly. A good lad ….

  10. Mithrandir says:

    When will the gov’t finally use a device like this to punish people’s thoughts? They already do with hate-crime legislation, but I mean, PRE-CRIME or some magnetic data they will use against you when hiring or applying for college?

    They will put you in a room, and the system will be able to tell if you agree or disagree with what they are saying. They can tell if you are REALLY against homosexuality or feminism, the environment—-you know the ‘CORRECT’ types of morality.

    Of course you can never really win, because liberals engage in moral relativism and what ever furthers their cause is moral to them. –Why do you think university students don’t get felonies and thrown in prison for their destructive activism, which would happen to you and me? Because they are just in basic training, and should be rewarded for their actions, when they are really need some day.

  11. canary says:

    GetBackJack, I’ve studied alot of this too. I heard some of this equipment can cause heart attacks.

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