Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields improves social recognition in male rats. med./bio.

Published in: Physiol Behav 2004; 82 (4): 685-690

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields on social recognition behavior in rats.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 60 Hz
Exposure duration: repeated daily exposure, 2 h/day for 9 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 60 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration repeated daily exposure, 2 h/day for 9 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber plastic exposure chamber/ 30 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 1 mT - measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields during 2 h for 9 days increased the duration of short-term memory of adult rats up to 300 min. These data indicate that low frequency electromagnetic fields improves social recognition memory in rats.

Study character:

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