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Magnetic disturbance and the brain

post #1 of 9
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This is a very interesting article

http://www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk/caf/soundsy...rs/poster2.pdf
post #2 of 9
I think parts of my brain turned black trying to read that.

Any chance of getting a layman's terms synopsis of the article?
post #3 of 9
actually, that article has nothing to do with magnetic interference with the brain.

Its about magnetic headphones interfering with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners.

I don't the article would be very interesting to anyone not doing research on audiatory perception.
post #4 of 9
True, although it's interesting to note that the headphones used were modified Baby Orpheii (HEV60/70), combined with something called Bilsom ear defenders. Also, it's rather ingenious how they managed to make everything as non-electromagnetic as possible (running fiber for the audio signal [necessary since MRI machines use RF in high power], planning to use carbon fiber cabling...). The article isn't *that* dense, mbriant, although if you want a quick synopsis, then the article talks about headphones that are:
a) comfortable on the test subject
b) are nonmagnetic, and don't interfere with the MRI
c) can handle loud volumes (100+db)

and how everything was set up to do experiments to find out how the brain reacts to loud sounds.
post #5 of 9
Thanks Eric343....I guess I'm the "dense" one.
post #6 of 9
LOL, don't worry. My father is a radiologist so I've been exposed to this stuff all my life. Also, I seem to have a knack for reading this type of stuff
post #7 of 9
This is the 2000th post in the General Discussions forum!
I'm so honoured!
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Originally posted by sapphiremodena
This is the 2000th post in the General Discussions forum!
I'm so honoured!
LOL!

Speech, speech! (just kidding)

post #9 of 9
I guess, if you are really worried about magnetic disturbance you should rather avoid electric shavers than headphones...

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
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