Why powerful hearing aids don't work very well

x011 at Lehigh.EDU x011 at Lehigh.EDU
Fri May 5 08:30:08 EST 1995


In article <3oc0v4$9m4 at st-james.comp.vuw.ac.nz>, Judi Lapsley Miller <trills at mat
ai.vuw.ac.nz> writes:
>William Castillo <afn08153 at freenet.ufl.edu> wrote:
>
>> I have always be an audiophile, playing several instruments and loving
>> classical music.  My hoh occured two years ago in one ear.  I have told
>> my doctors that I hear music, tones, etc 1 and a half steps lower than my
>> good ear.  That is, everything that I do hear in my right ear, which isn't
>> much!, is flat, relative to my good left ear.  My doctors either think I
>> am crazy, or one has told me that she had heard this from some other of
>> her patients.  She, an ENT surgeon and Researcher, does not have any
>> answers.  I am a medical student and this really interests me.  My doctor
>> and audiologist, the ones that I have not fired!, are encouraging me to
>> go into research about this.
>> I want to understand why.
>
>The phenomenon of the perception of different pitch in each ear is
>called "diplacusis".  I was considering it as a PhD topic a few years
>back but decided to focus my attentions elsewhere.
>
>I am surprised that your audiologists don't know about it.  Its an
>uncommon condition but an interesting one so not unknown.
>
>HTH
>
>Judi Lapsley Miller
>Psychophysics Laboratory
>Victoria University, New Zealand.
>
I have a new neuroprocessing model that may suggest answers to your
question.  I can send it email.  It is 78k long.  Enclosed is an
abstract.  Ron Blue x011 at lehigh.edu
Abstract:

The correlational opponent-processing theory is a neuro homeostasis
integration psychological immune theory that would connect phenomena
such as sensation, perception, movement, habituation, memory,
representations, learning, cognition, personality, psychopathology,
paradoxical integration, emotion, and evolution of the mind under a
unified theory.

Perception/learning/cognition may be viewed as an effort to assimilate
and accommodate all experience into neuro-energy-efficient
eigenfunctional equivalence or quasi-holographic correlational
opponent-processing recordings.

Stimuli causes brain wave modulations which interact with carrier or
reference wavelets.  This interaction creates a quasi-holographic
stimulus wavelet.  The opponent-process creates an opposing quasi-
holographic memory wavelet.  Through this process the correlations or
associations of experience are encoded to memory.  Every wavelet,
regardless of source or type, triggers an opposing wavelet.  The
function of the opposing wavelet or feedback is to diminish the
intensity of neural processing.  A wavelet potential is stored or hard
wired as long-term potentiation opponent-processes in nerve cells and
the interconnections between nerve cells.  The wavelets are quasi-
holographic and allow recovery of information due to the interaction of
reference carrier wavelets and stimuli, thought, motor movement, and
emotional arousal.

Outline:
       Discussion
       Neuro Net
       Quasi-holographic wavelets
       Habituation/immunization
       Memory
       Representations, copies or models
       Learning/Cognition
       Personality
       Sensations and Perceptions
       Movement
       Emotion
       Evolution
       Tools
       Implications
       Conclusion and applications from COP theory
            Discorrelation
            Education
            Biophysical
            Intelligence
            Defense Mechanisms
            Brain damage
            Creativity
            Brain Tape
            Computer Model
            Conclusion
       Bibliography
       Acknowledgments



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