[ RadSafe ] Re: Phone radiation 'impairs thinking'

Dimiter Popoff didi at tgi-sci.com
Fri Apr 28 17:04:34 CDT 2006

Well as long as there is no talk about ionisiation, damage, fried neurons etc.
some effect might well be - should be - expected. The currents inside the
brain must be pretty low and a relatively strong AC field would add noise
to the system which apparently manages to handle the errors this noise
induces at the cost of the extra time it takes the error correction mechanisms
to do the job. Not that surprizing to a hard/software guy nowadays... you
can see similar behaviour in many human designed systems - error detection
followed by a retry until success or abort due to (too many) errors. We are
getting better (all the time :-).


Dimiter Popoff               Transgalactic Instruments


>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Susan Gawarecki <loc at icx.net>
>  Subject: [ RadSafe ] Phone radiation 'impairs thinking'
>  Sent: Apr 29 '06 00:16
>  I'd be interested in seeing more detail on the study design and results.
>  --Susan Gawarecki
>  Phone radiation 'impairs thinking'
>  http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,18955808-5001022,00.html
>  April 28, 2006
>  RADIATION from mobile phones affects brain function, research suggests.
>  Scientists at Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology studied the
>  performances of 120 healthy volunteers on a series of psychological
>  tests during 30 minutes of exposure to mobile phone emissions. The same
>  volunteers were also tested during a "sham" condition, in which the
>  phone was not emitting radiation.
>  Neither the scientists, nor the participants, were aware when the mobile
>  phone was turned on. Lead researcher Con Stough said they found the
>  subjects' reaction times and information processing were impaired by the
>  mobile phone emissions.
>  "The study showed evidence of slower response times for participants
>  undertaking simple reactions and more complex reactions," Professor
>  Stough said. "Mobile phones do seem to affect brain function. They seem
>  to be fairly small effects but nevertheless, something's happening."
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