Hiie Hinrikus

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The aim of this study was to examine experimentally effects of low level, modulated microwaves on human central nervous system function utilizing the phenomenon of visual masking. Ten healthy volunteers, four males and six females, were exposed to electromagnetic field (450 MHz, 0.16 mW/cm2) with 7 Hz modulation frequency. Two photo series (visual stimuli)(More)
The study compared traditional spectral analysis and a new scale-invariant method, the analysis of the length distribution of low-variability periods (LDLVPs), to distinguish between electro-encephalogram (EEG) signals with and without a weak stressor, a low-level modulated microwave field. During the experiment, 23 healthy volunteers were exposed to a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of microwaves modulated at different frequencies on human electroencephalographic (EEG) rhythms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirteen healthy volunteers were exposed to microwaves (450 MHz) pulse-modulated at frequencies of 7, 14 and 21 Hz. The field power density at the scalp was 0.16 mW/cm2. Our(More)
This study is aimed to compare sensitivity of different electroencephalographic (EEG) indicators for detection of depression. The novel EEG spectral asymmetry index (SASI) was introduced based on balance between the powers of two special EEG frequency bands selected lower and higher of the EEG spectrum maximum and excluding the central frequency from the(More)
This study addresses application of Higuchi's fractal dimension (FD) as a measure to evaluate the effect of external periodic stressor on electrical oscillations in the brain. Modulated microwave radiation was applied as a weak periodic stressor with strongly inhomogeneous distribution inside the brain. Experiments were performed on a group of 14(More)
BACKGROUND Information transmission and processing in the nervous system has stochastic nature. Multiple factors contribute to neuronal trial-to-trial variability. Noise and variations are introduced by the processes at the molecular and cellular level (thermal noise, channel current noise, membrane potential variations, biochemical and diffusion noise at(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of modulated microwave exposure on human EEG of individual subjects. The experiments were carried out on four different groups of healthy volunteers. The 450 MHz microwave radiation modulated at 7 Hz (first group, 19 subjects), 14 and 21 Hz (second group, 13 subjects), 40 and 70 Hz (third group, 15 subjects),(More)
This study focuses on the effect of low level microwave radiation on human EEG alpha and theta rhythms. During the experiment, 20 healthy volunteers were exposed to a 450 MHz microwaves with 7 Hz on-off modulation. The field power density at the scalp was 0.16 mW/cm2. Signals from the following EEG channels were used: FP1, FP2, P3, P4, T3, T4, O1, and O2.(More)
This study is aimed at evaluating the effect of microwave radiation on human brain bioelectric activity at different levels of exposure. For this purpose, 450 MHz microwave exposure modulated at 40 Hz frequency was applied to a group of 15 healthy volunteers at two different specific absorption rate (SAR) levels: a higher level of 0.303 W/kg (field strength(More)
There is a high demand for objective indicators in diagnosis of depression as diagnosis of depression is still based on psychiatrist's subjective judgment. A nonlinear method Lempel Ziv Complexity (LZC) has been previously successfully used for detection of neuronal or mental disorders based on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals. However, the method(More)