Cell phones play a major role in everyone's daily life, they are with us where ever we go. But did you know that they effect brain activity? In this recent study, conducted by Henry Lai, researchers have found out that cell phones effect more than just your personal life , they are actually affecting the glucose metabolism of your brain, which increases brain activity. This is because of the electromagnetic radiation coming from the cell phone.
The research conducted was very interesting, in that the subject tested had 2 phones strapped to each of their ears. One phone was turned off, and the other was playing a recorded message. The interesting part is that the phone, which was playing the message, was actually switched to mute, so that there wasn't any way for the subject to even know which phone was effecting them. The message was played for a period of 50 minutes, after which the subject was put through a PET scan. This revealed that the region of the brain, that had the phone playing the message, had an increase of glucose metabolism of 7 percent. But this is not very accurate, because of variables like the distance of the nearest cell phone tower and the kind of phone used, not being controlled. It is also not known how harmful this may be, if harmful at all. But most people would have to agree that it is scary to know that talking on the phone might be doing harm to your brain. I for one will be texting a whole lot more!