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The puzzle of magnetic resonance effect on the magnetic compass of migratory birds



The puzzle of magnetic resonance effect on the magnetic compass of migratory birds



Bioelectromagnetics 30(5): 402-410



Experiments on the effect of radio-frequency (RF) magnetic fields on the magnetic compass orientation of migratory birds are analyzed using the theory of magnetic resonance. The results of these experiments were earlier interpreted within the radical-pair model of magnetoreception. However, the consistent analysis shows that the amplitudes of the RF fields used are far too small to noticeably influence electron spins in organic radicals.

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PMID: 19291711

DOI: 10.1002/bem.20485


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