Effects of mobile phone emf on cognition and brain

Matti Laine, Professor, Department of Psycholology and Logopedics, Åbo Akademi University

Heikki Hämäläinen, Professor of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku
Juha Rinne, Professor, PET-Center, TUCH, University of Turku

The aim is to determine the possible effects of mobile phone EMF on cognitive functions, electrical activity of the brain, and blood circulation and metabolism of the brain.


  • Myoung Soo Kwon, Ph.D
  • Victor Vorobyev, Ph.D

Publications in this area 2005-2010:

  1. Haarala, C., Bergman, M., Laine, M., Revonsuo, A., Koivisto, M.A Hämäläinen, H. (2005): Electromagnetic field emitted by 902 Hz mobile phones shows no effects on childrens cognitive function. Bioelectromagnetics 26: 1-7.
  2. Aalto, S., Haarala, C. Brück, A., Sipilä, H., Hämäläinen, H., Rinne, J. (2006): Mobile phone affects cerebral blood flow in humans. J. Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 00: 1-6
  3. Kwon, M.S., Koivisto, M., Laine, M., Hämäläinen, H. (2008) A provocation study on electromagnetic sensibility to a mobile phone. Bioelectromagnetics 29: 154-159.
  4. Kwon, M.S., Jääskeläinen, S., Hämäläinen, H. (2009).The effects of the mobile phone electromagnetic field on the auditory brainstem response. Bioelectromagnetics 31: 48-55.
  5. Kwon, M.S., Huotilainen, M., Shestakova, A., Kujala, T., Näätänen, R., Hämäläinen, H. (2010). Auditory change-detection and mobile-phone use in school-aged children. Bioelectromagnetics 31: 191-199.
    Ext. funding: 400.000 EUR