Since the introduction of microwave applications in our daily life, neurological complaints and changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) spectrum were associated with microwave exposure. To which extent microwaves affect the brain function remains unclear. In this exploratory study, mice were exposed for 6 days to low-intensity 10 GHz microwaves with an amplitude modulation (AM) of 2 or 8 Hz. These modulation frequencies correspond to brain waves in the EEG spectrum of mice. Immediately after exposure, 8 Hz AM showed a reduced locomotor activity which faded out on the long term. For a modulation of 2 Hz, no significant changes in locomotor activity were observed. In all cases, no anxiety nor depressive-like behavior was seen.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Jun 2016
EventThe Joint Annual Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association co-organized with the European COST EMF-MED Action BM1309 - Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 5 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
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ConferenceThe Joint Annual Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association co-organized with the European COST EMF-MED Action BM1309
Abbreviated titleBioEM2016
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period5/07/1510/07/15
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