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'Slowed Brain-Activity' in Frequent Mobile Phone Users
Date:9/11/2007

e Alpha Peak Frequency interpreted as a general slowing of brain activity. These effects could not be explained by the differences in personality and focused attention. "In Alzheimer's dementia you also find a severely slowing of brain activity. However, the slowing found in this study, with mobile phone users, can still be considered within 'normal' limits" according to Martijn Arns, the main investigator. "The frequent mobile phone user group used their mobile phone - at the time of data collection - only 2.4 years on average which can currently be considered as a short time. Therefore, it is to be further investigated whether the observed effects in this study are more severe with prolonged mobile phone use" according to Martijn Arns.

The 'Brain Resource International Brain Database' was employed for this study, which currently contains data from more than 20.000 people, on the basis of which this study can be replicated in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Future studies should point out whether this effect can be replicated in larger groups, with prolonged mobile phone use and whether this slowed brain activity is to be considered as an adverse health effect or not.

This study was carried out by researchers from Brainclinics Diagnostics and the Radboud University department of Biological Psychology both from Nijmegen (the Netherlands), the Institute of Psychiatry (London) and the Brain Resource Company Ltd. (Sydney).

More information can be found on http://www.brainclinics.com


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