The mysterious “electric hum” of the creature may have originated from the original lightning.

Beijing time on August 11, according tomedia reports, most animals, including our own, have a mysterious “electrical hum.” No one knows where it came from and why it exists. Now, new research suggests that this electric buzz may have come from the original lightning.

In most vertebrates and invertebrates, there is a constant endocellular electrical activity, which usually “reverberates” in the nervous system, with frequencies ranging from 5 to 45 Hz – well below the range of sound waves that humans can hear. This very low frequency (ELF) buzz coincides with natural vibrations caused by lightning activity in the atmosphere, according to a new study.

“About 20 years ago, we started to discover many biological systems, from the simplest organisms, such as zooplankton in the ocean, to our human brains, with electric activities with frequencies exactly the same as those of global lightning activity,” said Colin Price of the Porter School of Environment and Geosciences at Tel Aviv University in Israel, the study’s lead author. Various life forms may take advantage of something that nature has given them and in some way synchronize with these frequencies, or adapt to them. “

Worldwide, 50 to 100 lightning strikes the ground every second. Since the 1960s, it has been known that these lightning strikes produce very low frequency electromagnetic waves and resonate around the Earth’s atmosphere. This global electromagnetic resonance between the surface and the ionosphere is known as the Schumann resonance, a very low-frequency electromagnetic wave called Schumann boso. Schumannbo has existed since the Earth had an atmosphere, orbiting the Earth for billions of years. Although the strongest resonance frequencies are close to 8 Hz, there are some frequencies between 3 and 60 Hz. Today, we can measure Schumann resonances anywhere on Earth, such as deserts far from the grid.

In the new study, scientists suggest that primitive cells may somehow synchronize their electrical activity with these natural atmospheric resonances, especially those close to the 8 Hz resonance peak. Such synchronization is not uncommon. Our circadian rhythms are synchronized with day and night and seasonal variations;

Today, not all life “vibrates” in the way that Schumann resonates. The researchers believe that although early life is synchronized around 8 Hz, as animals evolve, cell activity slowly shifts to other frequencies, with different frequencies being used for different types of brain activity. For example, the specific frequencies of human brain waves are associated with specific mental states, including alertness, dreaming, and deep sleep. Schumann resonance is closest to the frequency of deep relaxation in humans, suggesting that primitive life may have been in a similar state.

While the study may facilitate the development of medical applications, it is inherently unlikely that such resonance sorority will be harmful to the human body. Schumannbo is a natural state, and we are often surrounded by such waves.

“We live in these electromagnetic fields, we’ve adapted to them, we’ve evolved with them, and they’ve probably influenced our evolution,” Price said. Otherwise, whenever there is a thunderstorm nearby, we may fall or what. “

Researchers have not yet determined how lightning resonance and bioelectric activity are synchronized. One theis is that lightning strikes may affect the transfer of calcium ions in cells, which is why most electrical activity in animals occurs.

However, not all scientists agree with the new theory proposed in the study. Professor James Lin, of the University of Illinois at Chicago and a prominent expert in the field of bioelectromagnetic radiation who was not involved in the new study, said: “It’s fair to say that this is just speculation. He cites some electrical signals, such as those that control heart rate, that are more closely related to weight than Schumann’s resonance.

The researchers are still studying the possible mechanisms of this “electric buzz” in organisms and hope to extend their work to botany to look for the possible effects of electromagnetic resonance in these atmospheres on photosynthesis. “There is growing evidence that there is a real link between electromagnetic frequencies in the natural atmosphere and biological organisms,” Price said. So this is just the beginning. We’re just going to make that point and hopefully others will move on. “(Any day)