Neurophone - Real or Not???

Radium glucegen at excite.com
Wed Sep 17 03:41:01 EST 2003


Cochlear implants stimulate the peripheral auditory nerve-endings in
the cochlea. Electric signals excite these nerve endings

The neurophone is said to work differently -- by using electric
signals on any nerve in the body. At a specific frequency this is
supposed to stimulate the auditory cortex of the brain. This,
according to Flantech, causes a perception of sound. Isn't this too
good to be true, given the state of today's technology?


"Peter Weis" <p.weis at email.dk> wrote in message news:<bk4r2p$1q56$1 at news.cybercity.dk>...
> "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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