Mobile phone use facilitates memory in male, but not female, subjects.
Published in: Neuroreport 2003; 14 (2): 243-246
Aim of study (acc. to author)
continuous for 15 min
Subjects held the phone to their left ears. The displays on the phones were covered.
sham exposure was conducted.
Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three test conditions: no phone, inactive phone and active phone. They were not informed about the condition of the phone.
Time of investigation:
Main outcome of study (acc. to author)
exposed to an active phone made fewer semantic and spatial errors than those exposed to an inactive phone, while females were largely unaffected. The results indicate that mobile phone exposure has functional consequences for human subjects, and these effects appear to be sex-dependent.
Study funded by
University of Bradford, UK
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