Scientific Literature

Behavior and the ability to learn is based on the neural integration of memory. This is a complex and fragile system linking our peripheral nervous system and our central nervous system. Research has confirmed that our nervous system development can be affected by toxic exposures during fetal development and childhood, nutritional deficiencies as well as hormonal imbalance, especially thyroid hormone.  We are aware of  the hazards of chemical toxins, such as pesticides and industrial toxins as well as pharmaceuticals to pregnant women and children.  It is well established that ionizing radiation can have adverse effects on development. New research is linking non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices we commonly use, such as Wi Fi, cell phones, tablets and laptops,  to neurological harm, both prenatally and postnatally.  There is some basic science research  indicating microwave radio frequencies can cause cellular damage to nerve cells in the hippocampus  and other areas of the brain.  Scroll to bottom to link to separate articles in a special issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal on Digital Media and Children 2017, which does include some articles on digital medial use and behavior/learning. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/Supplement_2

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Newest Articles

  • A Prospective Cohort Study of Adolescents’ Memory Performance and Individual Brain Dose of Microwave Radiation from Wireless Communication. (2018) Forster M et al. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Jul 23;126(7):077007.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6108834/
  • Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation exposure effects on amygdala morphology, place preference behavior and brain caspase-3 activity in rats. (2018)  Narayanan SN et al.  Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Mar;58:220-229. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29413766
  • 2.45-GHz Microwave Radiation Impairs Hippocampal Learning and Spatial Memory: Involvement of Local Stress Mechanism-Induced Suppression of iGluR/ERK/CREB Signaling. (2018) Shahain S et al. Toxicol Sci. 2018 Feb 1;161(2):349-374. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29069439

 

Published Articles

Related Articles on Memory, Learning and Behavior

  • Prevalence of problematic cell phone use in an adult population in Spain as assessed by the Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale (MPPUS). (2017) de-Sola J. . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181184. eCollection 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28771626
  • Mobile Phone Overuse Among Elementary School Students in Korea: Factors Associated With Mobile Phone Use as a Behavior Addiction. (2015) Kim R et al. J Addict Nurs. 2015 Apr-Jun;26(2):81-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26053080
  • Working memory performance in typically developing children and adolescents: behavioral evidence of protracted frontal lobe development. (2007) Conklin HM. Dev Neuropsychol. 2007;31(1):103-28. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17305440
  • The development of nonverbal working memory and executive control processes in adolescents. Luciana M et al. Child Dev. 2005 May-Jun;76(3):697-712. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15892787/
  • Mobile phone use and exposures in children. (2005) Schüz J. Bioelectromagnetics. 2005;Suppl 7:S45-50.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16142783/
  • [Symptoms experienced by people in vicinity of base stations: II/ Incidences of age, duration of exposure, location of subjects in relation to the antennas and other electromagnetic factors]. (2003) Santina R et al.  Pathol Biol (Paris). 2003 Sep;51(7):412-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12948762

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Digital Media Journal 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics published a special Pediatrics Supplement Nov 2017. Volume 140.  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/Supplement_2 The Articles can be downloaded and are as follows:

Pediatrics Journal Articles in Digital Media and Children Supplement Nov 2017