Neurophone - Real or Not???

Peter Weis p.weis at email.dk
Tue Sep 16 03:55:15 EST 2003


"Radium" <glucegen at excite.com> wrote in message
news:pgpmoose.200309151057.15841 at net.bio.net...
> I have read about the neurophone which claims to produce auditory
> perception through nerve stimulation. Something to do with electric
> signals of certain frequencies being sensed as sound by the brain.
>
> Science proves that temporal bone vibration can be used to cause
> auditory pseudohallucinations.
>
> As far as direct electric nerve stimulation the only sound you could
> possibly hear is the frying of nerves and other tissues by the
> electrically-generated heat. Along with that maybe paralysis,
> numbness, and death. Music is totally out of the question.

You may be talking of cochlear implants. They have been available for
several years.

Information can be found on
http://www.utdallas.edu/~loizou/cimplants/tutorial/

best regards
Peter





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