Reference : 50-60 Hz electric and magnetic field effects on cognitive function in humans: A review
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26130
50-60 Hz electric and magnetic field effects on cognitive function in humans: A review
English
Crasson, Marion mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale >]
2003
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Nuclear Technology Publ
106
4
333-340
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0144-8420
Ashford
[en] ELF, electromagnetic fields ; cognitive effects, human, ERPs
[en] This paper reviews the effect of 50-60 Hz weak electric, magnetic and combined electric and magnetic field exposure on cognitive functions such as memory, attention, information processing and time perception, as determined by electroencephalographic methods and performance measures. Overall, laboratory studies that have investigated the acute effects of power frequency fields on cognitive functioning in humans are heterogeneous, in terms of both electric and magnetic field (EMF) exposure and the experimental design and measures used. Results are inconsistent and difficult to interpret with regard to functional relevance for possible health risks. Statistically significant differences between field and control exposure, when they are found, are small, subtle, transitory, without any clear dose-response relationship and difficult to reproduce. The human performance or event related potentials (ERPs) measures that might specifically be affected by EMF exposure, as well as a possible cerebral structure or function that could be more sensitive to EMF, cannot be better determined.
BBEMG
Effets des champs électriques et magnétiques sur la santé, BBEMG
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26130

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