Igor Jerman

Igor Jerman
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Introduction
Igor Jerman currently works as the scientific and managing leader of the BION Institute. Igor does research in the electromagnetic nature of life, in the biological field biofield), in the problems of measuring of ultra-weak radiation form organisms, in dynamically ordered states of water (UHD research) and in Theoretical Biology. His current project is 'Existence, nature and significance of biological field (the biofield)', 'Study and theoretical as well as empirical research of the state of water exposed to hydrophylic surfaces' and 'Common ground of non-chemical transmission and consumption of bio-effective molecular and field information'.
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April 1990 - present
BION Institute
BION Institute
Position
  • Professional head
March 1986 - present
Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Position
  • honorary professor
September 1985 - March 1986
Milton Keynes College
Position
  • post doc researcher
Description
  • Work on theoretical biology and testing of Kaufmann's autocatalytic net theory of the origin of life. The second time (Jan.1989 - Mar.1989) research on the influence of weak magnetic field on Drosophila larvae.

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Publications (117)
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The presentation is about physicochemical and UV-VIS spectroscopic research of the transference of UHD signal, i.e. a signal from highly diluted and potentized solutions, from a donor to a receiver solution. Two different UHD source solutions were examined.
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The presentation is about physicochemical and UV-VIS spectroscopic research of the transference of UHD signal, i.e. a signal from highly diluted and potentized solutions, from a donor to a receiver solution. Two different UHD source solutions were examined.
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Background: Even though water is regarded as something long understood and explained by conventional science – many open-minded researchers know that it still hides many mysteries (water clusters, coherent domains, so-called memory, etc.). Many of these mysteries come to fore in ultra-high dilution (UHD) experiments and practices, where usually n...
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UHD effects on humans are seen as placebo and the science involved as a pseudoscience, quackery. In contrast to this conviction, there abound serious researches involving plants, tissue cultures, biochemical and animal models giving strong evidence to the controversial phenomenon. There are also physicochemical investigations. We tried to investiga...
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Background In spite of strong opposition from the orthodox scientific circles, the UHD effects are gradually becoming a part of the accepted science, because of the quickly growing corpus of UHD effects evidence. While this process should continue, the next great step would be to disentangle UHD working mechanisms with the perspective to give us un...
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Besides chemical characteristics, material systems also possess physical characteristics, from generally known up to quantum fields. Such fields denoted as subtle fields may be important in coordinating living processes and may also be imprinted into materials built by organisms, like an exoskeleton. In the present research, we tackled the explorat...
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In this chapter, we postulate an integral concept of information processing in the universe, on the basis of a new biophysical principle, coined the generalized music (GM)-scale of EMF frequencies. Meta-analyses of current biomedical literature revealed the presence of a distinct pattern of discrete EMF frequency bands in a wide range of animate an...
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This is the editorial letter devoted to the special issue of Quantum Biosystems, vol. 11, 2020 with the target papers of Meijer, Jerman, Melkikh and Sbitnev om Consciousness in the Universe
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Part 2 of this review article provides a novel conceptual bridge between living and non-living systems, being of relevance for the areas of biophysics, brain research, as well as for mechanisms of biological evolution. As to the latter aspect, the potential role of phyllosilicates (clay materials) in the generation of a primordial biofield is treat...
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Part 1 of this review article submits an integral concept of information processing in the universe on the basis of a generalized musical (GM)-scale of discrete EMF frequencies. Meta-analyses of current biophysical literature revealed the effects of similar EMF frequency patterns in a wide range of animate and non-animate systems. This provided a n...
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In the transition from inanimate-to animate systems in (pre)-biological evolution, clay minerals may have played a crucial role. The current conjecture is that this was due to their structural organization leading to absorption, selection, and protection of organic biological precursor molecules, promoting the polymerization of precursor molecules...
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In the transition from inanimate-to animate systems in (pre)-biological evolution, clay minerals may have played a crucial role. The current conjecture is that this was due to their structural organization leading to absorption, selection, and protection of organic biological precursor molecules, promoting the polymerization of precursor molecules...
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This paper addresses the question whether electromagnetic frequencies associated with pure water are similar to those of biological systems. A literature survey was performed on intrinsic frequencies of water molecules measured across the electromagnetic spectrum using various spectroscopic technologies. The registered frequencies were plotted on a...
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This paper addresses the question whether electromagnetic frequencies associated with pure water are similar to those of biological systems. A literature survey was performed on intrinsic frequencies of water molecules measured across the electromagnetic spectrum using various spectroscopic technologies. The registered frequencies were plotted on a...
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This review article submits an integral concept of information processing in the universe on the basis of a generalized musical (GM)-scale of discrete EMF frequencies. Meta-analyses of current biophyisical literature revealed the effects of similar EMF frequency patterns in a wide range of animate and non-animate systems. This provided a novel conc...
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This review article submits an integral concept of information processing in the universe on the basis of a generalized musical (GM)-scale of discrete EMF frequencies. Meta-analyses of current biophyisical literature revealed the effects of similar EMF frequency patterns in a wide range of animate and non-animate systems. This provided a novel conc...
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The market is expanding in supplying various devices, products, and even aesthetic items that supposedly have a protective or positive energy impact on the biofield (subtle field or bioenergy) of humans, pets, other animals, plants, the environment, and the environment. For conventional (academic) science, such influence does not exist at all, and...
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Background In spite of strong opposition from the orthodox scientific circles, the imprinting of molecular structures into water is gradually becoming a part of the accepted science. More and more high-quality researches of this still not satisfactorily explained phenomenon exist, stemming from the physicochemical area via cellular and tissue model...
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Vigilance and attention are very important aspects of our working capacities and our general wellbeing as well. Besides taking drugs, they can in principle be achieved also by an appropriate transcranial pulsed magnetic field (MF) stimulation. In the reported research, we took the entrainment principle as the leading one, trying to enhance high bet...
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Relaxation is becoming increasingly important in modern stressful times. Besides special psychological practices or consuming pharmaceuticals, one can achieve a more relaxed state also by applying an appropriate magnetic field stimulation of the head (low-intensity rTMS). Following the entrainment model, we did the research using carefully chosen f...
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Based on the already known and confirmed UHD phenomena as well as some more developed proposed theories that try to explain them, the aim of the presentation is to explore, which of the theories could be the most appropriate for the development of the UHD science. It should lead to the one that would be acceptable by a majority of the concerned sci...
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A new science of long-lived mesoscopic water structures has emerged and is steadily developing. It has no prejudice towards homeopathy and other methods of impressing molecular information into water. Mostly, the science investigates the biological and physicochemical characteristics of specially processed water, where sometimes no trace of the ori...
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This paper addresses the question whether electromagnetic frequencies measured in pure water have common physical grounds with conditions in normal life systems. A literature survey was performed with regard to intrinsic frequencies of water molecules reported on different ranges of frequencies measured by a spectrum of various spectroscopic techno...
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We performed differential measurements of colloidal systems with imprinted information of various corticosteroid hormones and control colloidal systems with no imprinting. The measurement was done by the impedance spectrometer (MU-EIS). The results showed that electrical conductivity measurements can demonstrate either homeopathically or electronic...
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The presentation speaks about the transference of molecular information (its vibrational field structure and function) into water. It may be a contact method (an originating substance in contact with the water) or a non-contact one (transference via a carrier field). Epitaxy concerns the entanglement of stable water clusters (coherent domains) with...
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We tested the biofield emission stemming form biotherapy practitioners (biofield healers) using volunteers as receivers of the emission. The effects of assumed biofield transference was monitored via physiological effects. The following physiological parameters were monitored: skin conductance, heart rate, heart rate variability, muscle tension (el...
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Impedance Spectrometry Research of UHD Solutions – a pilot study Igor Jerman, Primož Dovč, Vesna Periček Krapež Bion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia Background UHD effects on humans are seen as placebo and the science involved as a pseudoscience, quackery. Namely, the established scientific dogma claims that water cannot have “memory”, because t...
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The term biofield was coined in 1994 by an ad hoc committee of CAM practitioners and researchers. It concerns the energy-field aspect of life that is generally ignored in contemporary biomedical sciences. However, many researches, even clinical ones, show that the biofield has solid scientific evidence, it only lacks a large systematic examination...
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The origin of life enigma still baffles scientists. Since contemporary biology is strongly based on molecular (biochemical) outlook on life and there is an apparently insurmountable abyss between the chaos of random complex chemical systems and high orderliness of organisms, it is difficult to picture a stable path from the inanimate nature to full...
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Background: UHD effects on humans are seen as placebo and the science involved as a pseudoscience, quackery. Namely, the established scientific dogma claims that water cannot have "memory", because this should be a) physically impossible in timeframes longer than some picoseconds and b) there is no trustworthy experimental evidence. In contrast to...
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Five points of consideration for a new research methodology in ultra high dilution (UHD) science Vesna Periček Krapež, Igor Jerman Institute Bion, Slovenia The issue of repeatability The necessary condition for a new experimental finding to become a part of the established science is that it must be recognized and approved by the majority of scient...
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The quest for biofield Igor Jerman Bion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia Since Ancient philosophers began to think about life, two basically different paradigms (views) of life sprang up: one reductionist-mechanistic (Democritus) and another holistic-organistic (Aristotle). These two opposing lines of thought have remained with us up to now; at a cer...
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The term biofield was coined in 1994 by an ad hoc committee of CAM practitioners and researchers convened by the newly established Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at the US National Institutes of Health. The biofield represents mainly the long range non-chemical informational integration of a) a living being with itself and b) the living being...
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The term biofield was coined in 1994 by an ad hoc committee of CAM practitioners and researchers convened by the newly established Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at the US National Institutes of Health. The biofield represents mainly the long range non-chemical informational integration of a) a living being with itself and b) the living being...
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Water susceptibility to weak impressions – the demand for a new methodology in UHD science Igor Jerman, Vesna Periček Krapež Institute Bion, Slovenia Background The case of Jacques Benveniste, trying to convince the revision board of the journal Nature that the UHD preparations of antibodies can be as effective as their standard solutions, is well...
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Weak non-ionizing radiation may be divided into a) measurable by conventional methods and b) immeasurable or difficult to measure by standardized methods developed up-to-now. In both cases there are many reports about biological effects of such emissions. Mostly, the effects have no clear biological or biophysical explanation and are usually regard...
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Weak non-ionizing radiation may be divided into a) measurable by conventional methods and b) immeasurable or difficult to measure by standardized methods developed up-to-now. In both cases there are many reports about biological effects of such emissions. Mostly, the effects have no clear biological or biophysical explanation and are usually regard...
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Abstract: In contemporary established biology life is almost exclusively treated as a molecular phenomenon. Therefore the mystery of the origin of life is sought in molecular terms and processes. But according to certain advanced researches and considerations life has also other essential "ingredients": active and diffused organized information and...
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In contemporary established biology life is almost exclusively treated as a molecular phenomenon. Therefore, the mystery of the origin of life is sought almost exclusively in molecular terms and processes. There is no universally accepted definition of life, but we may understand it as a highly organized, complex and dynamic process involving infor...
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Common denominator between molecules, water and organisms in transmitting biologically effective information V. Periček Krapež1, I. Jerman1 1Institute Bion, Ljubljana, Slovenia vesna.pericek@bion.si There are many means how to transmit and store molecular information (= vibrational (phononic and / or electromagnetic (EM) field of a single or compos...
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Homeopathy, at least in its UHD aspect, proves that the biological function of molecules (their “message”) can be transmitted from some original material substance through pure water to living systems (1). Even if in general this transmission is based on serial dilutions of mother tinctures, experiments demonstrate it can be realized also via modif...
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Universal language and transfer of coherent modes – a possibility of subtle chemistry and pharmacology V. Periček Krapež1, I. Jerman1 1Institute Bion, Ljubljana, Slovenia vesna.pericek@bion.si Homeopathy, at least in its UHD aspect, proves that the biological function of molecules (their “message”) can be transmitted from the material substance th...
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On the origin of life based on coherent modes of water and matter I. Jerman1 1Institute Bion, Ljubljana, Slovenia igor.jerman@bion.si Until Pasterur's famous experiment that yielded the proverb "Omne vivo ex vivo" (all living from the living), the origin of life was not regarded as a problem; scientists believed into a spontaneous generation of li...
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In contemporary established biology life is almost exclusively treated as a molecular phenomenon. Therefore the mystery of the origin of life is sought in molecular terms and processes. But according to certain advanced researches and considerations, life has also other essential "ingredients": active information and a special electrodynamic state...
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Introduction Homeopathy, at least in its UHD aspect, proves that the biological function of molecules (their "message") can be transmitted from some original material substance through pure water to living systems (1). Even if in general this transmission is based on serial dilutions of mother tinctures, experiments demonstrate it can be realized a...
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LONG- AND SHORT-RANGE SUBTLE FIELD IMPACTS ON WATER Jerman I.1, Ratajc P.1, Pollner B.2 1 Institute Bion, Ljubljana, Slovenia; igor.jerman@bion.si 2 Pollner Research, Haspingerstrasse 7/2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; bernhard.pollner@mac.com There are two large areas of research that are (as yet) banned from mainstream science: the subtle field are...
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EVALUATING SUBTLE FIELD IMPRINTS IN WATER BY DROPLET EVAPORATION METHOD Igor Jerman1, Petra Ratajc1, Bernhard Pollner2 1 – Institute Bion, Ljubljana, Slovenia; igor.jerman@bion.si 2 - Pollner Research, Haspingerstrasse 7/2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; bernhard.pollner@mac.com Background Even though water is regarded as something long understood and...
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The geomagnetic field (GMF) varies over Earth's surface and changes over time, but it is generally not considered as a factor that could influence plant growth. The effects of reduced and enhanced GMFs and a strong static magnetic field on growth and chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence of Lemna minor plants were investigated under controlled conditi...
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Even though water is regarded as something long understood and explained by orthodox science – many open-minded researchers know that it still hides many mysteries (water clusters, coherent domains, exclusion zones, so-called memory,...). Mostly, they can be tackled only by using less standard research methods. Consequently, in order to combat the...
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Abstract: The droplet evaporation method (DEM) is increasingly used for assessing various characteristics of water. In our research we tried to use DEM to detect a possible self-ordering capability of (spring) water that would be similar to the already found and described autothixotropic phenomenon, namely increasing order of non-distilled water su...
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Biological coherence Coherence and brain Coherence, brain and intelligence Non-brain coherence and intelligence The nature of intelligence The role of intelligence in maintaining health How to restore health according to this proposal
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Coherence has been substantiated as an autonomous and fundamental mechanism of biological self-organization due to its capacity for an efficient energy transfer and information processing. Coherent phenomena do not only pertain to molecular dynamics (e.g., the recently emerging quantum biology), but operate at all levels of biological organization,...
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Synchronisation has become one of the major scientific tools to explain biological order at many levels of organisation. In systems neuroscience, synchronised subthreshold and suprathreshold oscillatory neuronal activity within and between distributed neuronal assemblies is acknowledged as a fundamental mode of neuronal information processing. Cohe...
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The purpose of this work was to determine the influence of mechanical and electrical treatment on the electrical conductivity of aqueous solutions. Solutions were treated mechanically by iteration of two steps: 1:100 dilution and vigorous shaking. These two processes were repeated until extremely dilute solutions were obtained. For electrical treat...
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Theories of cancer origin are going through a paradigm shift, opening cancer research to new hypotheses. Accumulating evidence from the tissue microenvironment research, from bioenergetics, epigenetics, systems biology and thermodynamics tends to converge in characterising cancer as essentially a genetically non-deterministic disease. Instead, it i...
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Theories of cancer origin are going through a paradigm shift, opening cancer research to new hypotheses. Accumulating evidence from the tissue microenvironment research, from bioenergetics, epigenetics, systems biology and thermodynamics tends to converge in characterising cancer as essentially a genetically non-deterministic disease. Instead, it i...
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In our extended experimental work with aqueous solutions of NaHCO3 we noticed higher electrical conductivity in aged solutions in comparison to the conductivity of chemically analogous fresh (one day old) solutions. The phenomenon was found in solutions left undisturbed for longer time (similar to 1 year). Most probably the dissolved ions as well a...
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In an experimental study, significantly higher conductivity values than those of freshly prepared chemically analogous solutions were found in aged (~one year old) aqueous solutions, except for those stored frozen. The results surprisingly resemble a previously noticed phenomenon in liquid water, which develops when water is stored in closed vessel...
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A growing number of inconsistencies have accumulated within the genetically deterministic paradigm of the origin of cancer. Among them the most important are the nonspecific nature of cancer mutations and the non-cell-autonomous factors of cancer initiation and progression. Epigenetic aspects of cancer and cancer systems biology represent novel app...
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We studied the effects of weak and extremely low frequency magnetic fields on the growth and germination of spruce seedlings (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) that were exposed simultaneously to different pH levels. The experiments showed that a weak, sinusoidal magnetic field (50 Hz, 26 and 105 µT, stimulation 12 h/day), which was computer controlled and...
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During starvation on carbon and energy Escherichia coli K-12 cells, modiied to possess EbgA51 as the only 2-galactosidase enzyme, experience adaptive mutations in the ebgR repressor gene. In this way, cells acquire the capacity to utilize the lactulose as the only source of carbon and energy and begin to grow. Adaptive mutations at ebgR are mediate...
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According to neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory, the dominant causal role in biological evolution is played by historical contingencies, both at the level of spontaneous variation and at the level of limited environmental resources. The natural selection, as well as evolution based on it, are thus supposed to be of essentially historical nature. The...
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We performed a series of experiments to examine the possibility that theoretically proposed and indirectly empirically confirmed ultraweak EM emission from living beings changes the structure of water. We have pursued three lines of experiments, one of which, presented here, tested whether and in what way water nonchemically exposed to growing and...
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We studied the influence of a weak, extremely low-frequency magnetic field (MF) with a frequency of 50 Hz and a peak amplitude of 103 μT and aluminum solution (in the form of AlCl3) at different concentrations (0, 40, 70, 100, 130, 160, 400, 800, 2000, and 5000 μM) on the growth of spruce seedlings (Picea abies). The results showed that stimulatory...