Alterations in neuronal action potential shape and spiking rate caused by pulsed 60 GHz millimeter wave radiation

Sergii Romanenko, Peter H. Siegel, Victor Pikov, Vincent Wallace

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    Abstract

    This study demonstrates effect of 60 GHz radiation applied in a pulsed mode to the finite neuronal network. Short powerful pulses of 50 to 300 msec duration were applied to leech neuronal ganglion and electrophysiological activity of the Retzius cells were recorded via sharp electrodes. Pulses were applied with respect to the natural activity of the tested cell and preconditioned every recorded action potential. Despite fairly low increase of sample's temperature caused by radiation's heating, clear and instant alteration in action potential parameters occurred. Along with that the prolonged utilization of this mode resulted into decrease of action potential spiking rate. Obtained results demonstrate the potential use of sub-terahertz radiation for wireless modulation of neuronal activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
    EditorsPeter Uhd Jepsen
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Volume2016-November
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467384858
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016
    Event41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 25 Sep 201630 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2016
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period25/09/1630/09/16

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