"Indeed, every living creature, from one point of view, is an
electromagnetic system, and ultimately every activity is governed to some
degree by electromagnetic laws. For example, our bodies are made up of
molecules containing roughly the same number of positive and negative
electrical charges; we have nerve impulses in the form of bio-electric waves
which travel at thirty-five meters per second; our brain and its varied
activity levels generate electromagnetic fields which extend outside the
head; electricity is used by the brain to store and compute information;
our nervous system is a compact, efficient, self-repairing
bio-electromagnetic structure... What I am trying to establish with all
these bits of information is a model of man as 'Homo Electromagneticus.'
That is, the body conceived of as a receptor, an independent transmitter and
transducer, and a broadcaster of electromagnetic fields and impulses."
- Robert Lawlor, 1979