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Wednesday, 23 February 2011 10:56

Cell phones may boost brain metabolism

Written by Nedim Hadzic

Incredible amounts of money seem to have been invested in cellphone studies that have since been recycled into toilet paper but now a publication of a study in the Journal of American Medical Association claims that chatting on the phone may boost brain metabolic rate.

The authors of the study performed tests on 50 persons and used PET scans to measure metabolic activity. The participants of the study were strapped with cellphones to each of their ears. The cellphones were Samsung’s standard CDMA flip phones and they were activated on cue. One set of data was unusable unfortunately, as the call was dropped by the telco – most likely for not appreciating head-strapped phone science.

The scientists focused only on the regions that receive most exposure from the antenna and while there wasn’t any general difference, certain areas of the brain reacted relatively strongly. This would mean that localized exposure encourages neurons to fire more often.

I must admit that nobody be happier than yours truly if everybody’s neurons started firing at least at a decent rate nowadays, because it sure doesn’t seem like it is the case. Furthermore, real-world application of such “boosts” seems to have not worked quite well, as most people yapping on their cells all day probably had somewhat clogged up neurons to begin with.

I guess the next “work of science” is to strap an iPad to someone’s forehead and see if it makes him any poorer or cooler for purchasing it.

More here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 11:37

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+22 #1 johndgr 2011-02-23 11:50
2+2=?............2+2=?...............ggggrrrrrrr.......starting iMaths application........done.......2+2=4!!! YESSSSS I feel smarter already.....
+28 #2 Peter Ong 2011-02-23 12:43
That's right, we must start testing with iPad soon. Hypothesis shows iPad can increase your wallet/purse's metabolism rate.
+8 #3 redisnidma 2011-02-23 17:06
Slogan of the day:

"If you want to be brain slim, start using your mobile phone now!"

This is actually good news for those who suffer with brain obesity. :lol:
+4 #4 Nerdmaster 2011-02-23 20:46
There is a new study by the Global Medical Association that was conducted secretly 100 meters under the surface.
So far there are 1000 subjects tested and the reasearch indicates that when you swallow batteries the metabolism of the subject increases thus making it more energetic and faster to external stimulus. The effects get more intense if the subject consumes more batteries. Also the Lion types are the most effective. "Those results are quite promising about the medical industry" said the leader of the American medical association. "We expect our sales to get a nice boost the next quarter" Replied happily the PR director of Samsong batteries department. There are reports that some Chinese manufacturers prepare batteries with many types of flavors.
0 #5 Nerdmaster 2011-02-23 20:54
Continued from previous post

However not all types of batteries are swallow compatible so dont try this at home yet. :lol:
0 #6 Jerebaldo1 2011-02-23 22:02
Ye, me fav: Excitosexyticit y
+3 #7 Regenweald 2011-02-25 02:53
Are they sure that the scientists didn't mistake 'heightened brain activity' for the cellphone signal gently frying braincells ? I could understand the mistake....

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