Biofield Science: Current Physics Perspectives.

Author: Kafatos MC1, Chevalier G2, Chopra D3, Hubacher J4, Kak S5, Theise ND6.
1Chapman University, Orange, California (Dr Kafatos). 2The Earthing Institute and Psy-Tek Laboratory, Encinitas, California (Dr Chevalier). 3Chopra Foundation and University of California, San Diego (Dr Chopra). 4Pantheon Research Inc, Culver City, California (Mr Hubacher). 5School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Dr Kak). 6Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (Dr Theise).
Conference/Journal: Glob Adv Health Med.
Date published: 2015 Nov
Other: Volume ID: 4 , Issue ID: Suppl , Pages: 25-34 , Special Notes: doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.011.suppl. , Word Count: 156

This article briefly reviews the biofield hypothesis and its scientific literature. Evidence for the existence of the biofield now exists, and current theoretical foundations are now being developed. A review of the biofield and related topics from the perspective of physical science is needed to identify a common body of knowledge and evaluate possible underlying principles of origin of the biofield. The properties of such a field could be based on electromagnetic fields, coherent states, biophotons, quantum and quantum-like processes, and ultimately the quantum vacuum. Given this evidence, we intend to inquire and discuss how the existence of the biofield challenges reductionist approaches and presents its own challenges regarding the origin and source of the biofield, the specific evidence for its existence, its relation to biology, and last but not least, how it may inform an integrated understanding of consciousness and the living universe.
Biofield; physics; quantum mechanics
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