Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Synchronization of cortical neurons by a pulsed microwave field as evidenced by spectral analysis of electrocorticograms from the white rat med./bio.

Published in: Ann N Y Acad Sci 1975; 247: 82-86

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To demonstrate a direct action of microwave fields on cerebral neurons.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 3 GHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: 10 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 3 GHz
Exposure duration 10 days
Modulation type pulsed
Additional info

500 - 600 pps

Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 50 mW/cm² mean - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

It appears that exposure to a pulsed microwave field, when the pulse repetition frequency is stable, yields a frequency synchronous to the pulse repetition frequency on the occipital electrocorticogram. This frequency, which is higher than those generally recorded, persists for a few hours after exposure is terminated.

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