Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) on Neurophysiological Stress Indicators

  • G. Andrew Mickley
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Although the scientific community has been attempting to define the concept of stress for several hundred years, we have yet to devise a scientifically rigorous definition. The origins of the concept flow directly from Darwin’s formulation of natural selection. In his view, the environment is in constant change (seasonal, chemical, geological, etc.) or it is continually being altered by its inhabitants. In the organism’s struggle for existence, the environment is potentially threatening or dangerous due to the withdrawal of resources, the disruption of health by infection, starvation, heat or cold, and the threat of predators or competitors. Thus, Stressors are selective pressures that derive from the physical and social environment. The environmental challenge, called stress, elicits physiological, as well as behavioral and psychological responses, which are specific and appropriate to the stressful situation.1


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  • G. Andrew Mickley
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBaldwin-Wallace CollegeBereaUSA

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