EXPOSURE TO MOBILE RADIATION AFFECTS THE SPATIAL MEMORY OF SIBERIAN HAMSTER (PHODOPUS SUNGORUS)

Authors

  • Jun Delmerson O. Araba Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Joy Gwyn R. Halasan Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Lovely Gene V. Paule Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Johnny G. Guyo Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Ephraim M. Evangelista Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Leilanie D. Arce Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Merbeth Christine L. Pedro Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Ferdinand A. Esplana Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Orlex B. Yllano Adventist University of The Philippines

https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v4i1.1835

Keywords:

Mobile Phones,, Electromagnetic Radiation,, Radio Frequency, Spatial Memory, Hippocampus

Abstract

In this modern world, the use of mobile phones is exponentially increasing and becoming an indispensable tool in our daily life. The use of mobile phones, however, is coupled with one’s exposure to electromagnetic radiation. This study investigated  the effects of mobile phone radiation on the spatial memory of hamsters using a modified T-maze. Four groups of hamsters were exposed to electromagnetic radiation ranging from

0 to 850 MHz after task habituation.  Results showed that hamsters exposed  to the high electromagnetic

radiation (600-800 MHz) had spent the longest time in finding the reward. This indicates a decrease in the hippocampal-dependent  spatial memory of the hamsters. Generally, the experimental groups had significantly decreased their spatial ability compared with  the control. The results of this study are essential in understanding the subtle effects of electromagnetic radiation on the spatial memory of organisms, especially in humans.

 

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Published

2016-10-25

How to Cite

Araba, J. D. O., Halasan, J. G. R., Paule, L. G. V., Guyo, J. G., Evangelista, E. M., Arce, L. D., Pedro, M. C. L., Esplana, F. A., & Yllano, O. B. (2016). EXPOSURE TO MOBILE RADIATION AFFECTS THE SPATIAL MEMORY OF SIBERIAN HAMSTER (PHODOPUS SUNGORUS). Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 4(1), 73. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v4i1.1835

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