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Erratum and addendum to “Transcranial stimulability of phosphenes by long lightning electromagnetic pulses” [Phys. Lett. A 374 (2010) 2932]
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 374, no 47, 4797-4799 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The comparison of electric fields transcranially induced by lightning discharges and by TMS brain stimulators via (E) over right arrow = -partial derivative(t)(A) over right arrow is shown to be inappropriate. Corrected results with respect to evaluation of phosphene stimulability are presented. For average lightning parameters the correct induced electric fields appear more than an order of magnitude smaller. For typical ranges of stronger than average lightning currents, electric fields above the threshold for cortical phosphene stimulation can be induced only for short distances (order of meters), or in medium distances (order of 50 m) only for pulses shorter than established axon excitation periods. Stimulation of retinal phosphene perception has much lower threshold and appears most probable for lightning electromagnetic fields.

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2010. Vol. 374, no 47, 4797-4799 p.
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Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
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Engineering Science with specialization in Atmospheric Discharges
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135316DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.09.071ISI: 000284247900014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135316DiVA: diva2:375685
Available from: 2010-12-08 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2014-12-10Bibliographically approved

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