Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Are there modulated Electromagnetic Field Effects on Human Conscious Perception during Attentional Blink Test? med./bio.

Published in: 2006 International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, NY, USA. IEEE, 2006: 2924-2927, ISBN 978-1-4244-0032-4

Aim of study (acc. to author)

This study was designed to examine the effects of 450 MHz electromagnetic fields on human central nervous system function concerning conscious visual perception in vivo.

Background/further details

Twenty healthy volunteers (9 male, 11 female), aged between 22-34 years participated in this study. Each subject performed two tests (electromagnetic field exposure and sham exposure) consisting of 100 trials each.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 450 MHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: continuous for 15-20 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 450 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 15-20 min
Modulation type pulsed
Duty cycle 50 %
Repetition frequency 40 Hz
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 10 cm
Chamber Subjects were left alone in a dimly lit, sound isolated room.
Setup The antenna was located 10 cm from the right side of the head.
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Additional info Each subject participated in two tests (EMF and sham conditions) and training sessions during one day with a 15-minute break between. The order of exposure conditions was counterbalanced across the subjects.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 0.16 mW/cm² - estimated - -
SAR 0.35 W/kg - estimated - -

Reference articles

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Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

No statistically significant effects of electromagentic fields on human conscious visual perception were observed.

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