Science still has to answer a lot of questions about our nature. The good news is that it never ceases to search for answers. One of the big dilemmas about the world was where the background cellular electrical activity from most animals and also humans came from. The electrical hum has a frequency range from 5 to 45 Hertz.
While scientists had been struggling to find out the source of the mysterious electrical hum, they may now finally have an answer.
Primordial lightning is the culprit
Colin Price, who is the lead author of the new study and also a researcher from the Tel Aviv University in Israel, declared:
“About 20 years ago, we started to discover that many biological systems, from the simplest of organisms like zooplankton in the ocean to our brains, have electrical activity in exactly the same frequency range as that produced by global lightning activity,”
He continued by saying:
“We think that on evolutionary timescales, over billions of years, life-forms may have used what nature has given them and have somehow either synchronized to those frequencies or adapted to them.”
Flashes of lightning strike the Earth’s surface multiple times per day. They create low-frequency waves of electromagnetic energy. These waves have something common on Earth for billions of years.
The new theory of Price and his team proposes that primordial cells have synced their electric activity with the natural atmospheric resonances mentioned above.
The researchers also say that while their findings could lead to medical applications, it is very unlikely that this resonance will be exploited for harmful applications. The waves represent a natural state, and we’re constantly surrounded by them. And we can all consider ourselves lucky to witness such a discovery.
The new study was published in the journal International Journal of Biometeorology.