Iran: Invloed mobiele telefoon op reactietijd proefpersonen.
vrijdag, 14 september 2012 - Categorie: Onderzoeken
Bron: Acta Neurologica Belgica 2012 Jun;112(2):171-5
Human short-term exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones decreases computer-assisted visual reaction time.
Mortazavi SM, Rouintan MS, Taeb S, Dehghan N, Ghaffarpanah AA, Sadeghi Z, Ghafouri F.
Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The worldwide dramatic increase in mobile phone use has generated great concerns about the detrimental effects of microwave radiations emitted by these communication devices. Reaction time plays a critical role in performing tasks necessary to avoid hazards. As far as we know, this study is the first survey that reports decreased reaction time after exposure to electromagnetic fields generated by a high specific absorption rate mobile phone. It is also the first study in which previous history of mobile phone use is taken into account. The aim of this study was to assess both the acute and chronic effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones on reaction time in university students.
Visual reaction time (VRT) of young university students was recorded with a simple blind computer-assisted-VRT test, before and after a 10 min real/sham exposure to electromagnetic fields of mobile phones. Participants were 160 right-handed university students aged 18-31. To assess the effect of chronic exposures, the reaction time in sham-exposed phases were compared among low level, moderate and frequent users of mobile phones.
The mean ± SD reaction time after real exposure and sham exposure were 286.78 ± 31.35 ms and 295.86 ± 32.17 ms (P < 0.001), respectively. The age of students did not significantly alter the reaction time either in talk or in standby mode. The reaction time either in talk or in standby mode was shorter in male students. The students' VRT was significantly affected by exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by a mobile phone.
It can be concluded that these exposures cause decreased reaction time, which may lead to a better response to different hazards. In this light, this phenomenon might decrease the chances of human errors and fatal accidents.
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In bovenstaand onderzoek wordt de verkorting van reactietijden gebracht als een positief bijeffect van elektromagnetische velden van mobiele telefonie. Moeders met ADHD kinderen zullen daar anders over denken. Feit blijft dat wederom aangetoond is dat draadloze technologie een invloed heeft op het functioneren van onze hersenen.
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