Research Article - Journal of Psychology and Cognition (2018) Volume 3, Issue 1
Consequences of 2.4-2.48 Ghz non-ionizing radiation of Wi-Fi router devices on the information processing speed in adolescents.
Background: In order to investigate possible consequences of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiations of Wi-Fi modem devices on the information processing speed of university students, six hundred teenagers (14-17 years old) selected by cluster random sampling. They further classified into two groups consisting one control group (without Wi-Fi modem at home; n=200) and experimental group (with Wi-Fi modem at home; n=400).
Methods: By means of reaction time machine and KDT test, the speed of information processing was examined.
Results: According to our analyses, a significant decrease in the reaction time could be detected in Wi- Fi modem users. The results also revealed that a significant correlation between the uses of Wi-Fi modems with the speed of information processing exists.
Conclusion: In conclusion, it has been demonstrated that the everyday radiofrequency electromagnetic field emitted by Wi-Fi devices has the ability to affect the normal functioning of young people’s brain.Author(s): Kourosh Bamdad, Abdolhasan Shakiba, Masoomeh Esmaeili