Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Gender related differences on the EEG during a simulated mobile phone signal med./bio.

Published in: NeuroReport 2004; 15 (16): 2557-2560

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the gender-related influence of electromagnetic fields, similar to that emitted by mobile phones, on brain activity of human subjects.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 900 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for about 45 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 900 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for about 45 min
Modulation type unspecified
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber Faraday room
Setup Subjects sat in an anatomical chair, and the antenna was fixed near their right ear at a constant distance.
Additional info The subjects attended two sessions, with and without radiation, in random order and with an interval of two weeks.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 64 mW mean - - -

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Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Baseline EEG energy of males was greater than that of females, while exposure to electromagnetic fields decreased EEG energy of males and increased that of females. Memory performance was invariant to electromagnetic field irradiation exposure and gender influences. These results indicate that electromagnetic fields may exert a gender-related influence on brain activity.

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