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

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