Science may have taken another step toward validating human auras ~ something well known to psychics and seers the world over for millennia ~ due to recent research on faint light emitted by the body.
Earlier research has shown that the body emits visible light ~ 1,000 times less intense than levels to which our eyes are sensitive ~ but scientists in Japan recently employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras to learn more. They placed male volunteers in their 20s in front of the cameras in complete darkness for 20 minutes every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for three days.
They were able to determine that the body emits a visible light at levels that rise and fall with the day, with its lowest point at 10 a.m. and its peak at 4 p.m., dropping gradually after that. This suggests that light emission is linked to metabolic rhythms that fluctuate over the course of the day.
Researchers said the light emissions were strongest from the subjects’ heads, especially from their faces.
Since this faint light is linked with the body's metabolism, it suggests super-sensitive cameras might be capable of identifying medical conditions. "If you can see the glimmer from the body's surface, you could see the whole body condition," said researcher Masaki Kobayashi, a biomedical photonics specialist at the Tohoku Institute of Technology.
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