EMF Health-effects Research
The effect of ultrahigh-frequency electromagnetic radiation on learning and memory processes
Krylova IN, Dukhanin AS, Il'in AB, Kuznetsova EIu, Balaeva NV, Shimanovskii NL, Pal'tsev IuP, Iasnetsov VV
Biull Eksp Biol Med 114(11):483-484, 1994
[Article in Russian]
Low-intensity electromagnetic field (12.6 cm, 2375 MHz, power density 1 mW/cm2) produced retrograde amnesia in the rat passive avoidance test. No effect was registered of microwave irradiation on the open field behavior and the pain sensitivity.
Functional activity of the m-cholinergic receptors decreased, but their number increased in the brain cortex.
It is suggested that cholinergic system plays an important role in the effects of electromagnetic field on memory processes