Neurophone ( II )
15 October 1993
BIO CYBERNETICS II
G. Harry Stine
( Analog Magazine, July 1979 )
Last time around, two issues ago, I reported on the process made
by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) concerning
computer recognition of human EEG patterns. I stated that
this was a major breakthrough in the development of the true
intelligence amplifier wherein the human nervous system was linked
directly with the electronic circuitry of a large general purpose
computer. Soon, the crystalline circuitry of the computer
will be able to "understand" the colloidal circuitry of the human
nervous system by direct linkage through electromagnetic fields.
And I left you hanging by your fingernails on a figurative cliff
overhanging an ammonia sea swarming with methane monsters, so to
I stated that seventeen years ago the breakthrough had been made
that would permit the colloidal circuitry of the nervous system to
"understand" the crystalline circuitry of the electronic computer.
In other words, if the computer signal was in the proper form, the
human nervous system could pick up and decipher the electronic
computer signal through an electromagnetic field.
In early 1962, I was working as assistant director of research for
the Huyck Corporation in Milford, Connecticut. Dr. William
O. Davis was the director of research, and he had been charged by
the company to look for new products to insure that Huyck would be
in business twenty five years hence. There were no caveats placed
on us at that time. We could look at or for anything....and
we did. Then as now I have all sorts of pipelines into the
back rooms of various research and development organizations here
and abroad; a science fact or science fiction writer really cant
function properly without these contacts. My most valuable
Little Black Spy was the former editor of this magazine.
John W. Campbell, who in turn had an incredible network of Little
Campbell told me of an 18 year old boy in Texas who had invented a
spectacular new hearing aid. I made a telephone call, talked
to the boy, and was on a plane to Houston within days.
G. Patrick Flanagan of Ballaire Texas was a boy genius. In
addition to being an outstanding gymnast and a pilot, this high
school graduate had stumbled upon a technique of introducing audio
information directly into the human nervous system without
loudspeakers or earphones, and without direct electrical
connection between his gadget and the nervous system.
On July 24, 1962 in Bellaire, Texas in Flanagan's shop in the
attic of his parents home, I personally witnessed
proof-of-principle demonstration of a direct linkage between a
crystalline electronic circuit and the colloidal system of the
human nervous system.
The device called the "neurophone" by Flanagan, was a very simple
gadget. It used those ancient devices known as vacuum tubes.
It used a 6L6G tube running as a 35 Kilohertz oscillator; the
output of the oscillator was amplitude-modulated by the output of
ant single channel hi-fi system through suitable impedance
matching transformers, etc. This amplitude modulated 35 kilohertz
signal then went through a cheapie stepup transformer so that the
output was very high voltage (about 4 kilovolts, as I remember)
but at very high impedance. Flanagan fed this signal through
a length of ordinary TV antenna twin lead to a pair of rubber pads
about six inches in diameter that he had filched from a
"relaxicisor" muscle relaxing device. Each pad consisted of
a 1/16 inch thick rubber sheet, a piece of copper window screen to
which was soldered one of the wires of the twin lead, and the
rubber covering of the relaxicisor pad. The rubber
insulation kept one from getting zapped, although the shock wasn't
Put a signal into the neurophone input, peak the frequency, peak
the modulation to 100%, and then hold the two pads to your
body....anywhere. And you heard music playing in your head!
Although the pads worked better and you got a louder signal with
the pads on your bare skin, it would work through a layer of
clothing. And it worked regardless of where you put the two pads!
You could put one on your shoulder and the other on the sole of
your foot...and you would
still hear whatever program material was being played into the
neurophone form the hi-fi system.
I can freely describe this today because (a) I dont think
Flanagan's patent application ever got accepted and I don't
believe the patent ever issued. (b) Huyck Corporation is off doing
its classic thing of making paper machine parts and isn't
interested in the slightest, and (c) I think the time is just
about right to get going on this little gadget again.
Flanagan had succeeded where others had failed. Dr Henry Puharich
had succeeded in developing a similar device, but the pads were
one inch copper plates that had to be rubbed along the skin to
achieve the "fricative effect" to permit Puharich's gadget to
In a series of long and complex experiments conducted under my
supervision at Huyck and by Dr Wayne Batteau at Tuffs, it was
conclusively shown that the neurophone effect not the result of
(a) the pads acting as electrostatic loudspeakers, (b) the pads
exciting bone conduction of the sound, or (c) the pads activating
the eighth cranial nerve. Although I tried the neurophone an a
nerve deaf medical doctor at Columbia University in 1965, I kept
the experiment running for only about ten minutes. Dr Wayne
Batteau tried it at Tufts and succeed because the brain of his
nerve deaf subject had "forgotten how to hear" and needed
something over an hour of application of the neurophone signal in
order to begin to hear in his brain again! We know now that
the Flanagan neurophone operated by direct linkage of the
electronic circuitry with the nervous system through
electromagnetic fields. We know now that the nervous system will
pick up any signal and send it to the brain where the brain
recognizes the signal according to the sensory data it represents,
then switches the signal to the proper sector of the brain
responsible for processing such signals. But we don't know
how Flanagan accidentally happened to crack the neural code for
I can assure you that the Flanagan neurophone is no hoax. Many
responsible people experienced it. Just before his death, Dr
William O. Davis gave me one of the neurophones we had built at
Huyck; I still have it, but a two hour search through my
uncatalogued archives of scientific memorabilia and trivia failed
to locate it this morning. Im going to dig it out and try it again
for fun. And because it does represent a breakthrough that will
permit electronic computers to communicate directly to our nervous
systems...by putting on a beanie, and not plugging a cable into a
socket implanted on the top of our heads!
The DARPA work with computers deciphering human EEG signals, plus
the Flanagan neurophone capable of permitting a computer to
communicate directly with a human, both make inevitable the final
computer; the use of the computer as a extension to the human
brain as an intelligence amplifier for the human being.
Now, what happened with the Flanagan neurophone, and why havent
you heard more about it? I am not sure that it is because of the
reaction of Big Science as discussed by Jerry Pournelle last
month. There were several factors involved.
First of all, it didn't look like Huyck could get a patent
position, so they wanted out. They also discovered that the Huyck
Corporate Research Laboratories were producing more inventions,
patents, and potential new products than the company could
possibly absorb. Huyck also got into production trouble with
several products that have come along before Corporate Research
entered the picture. So Huyck dropped the entire corporate
research program, writing off about 2.5 million spent over a five
year period. They also convinced themselves that they could not
afford to develop the marketing know-how for any of the new
products we were coming up with. They succumbed, as have so many
other small companies, to the "Harvard Business School Syndrome":
Dont develop new technology and products yourself, but wait until
somebody else does and then buy the whole schmear, product,
production, and marketing know-how in a big package. My employment
agreement was written in a way that I wasnt sure what I could talk
Dr. Wayne Batteau suffered a fatal heart attack in Hawaii while
diving with dolphins. He had also done considerable work in that
I dont know where Flanagan is. He worked for NASA in Houston for a
time in computer programming. The last I knew, he was somewhere in
California as one of the top experts pyramidology. I suspect
I will hear from him as a result of this, and Ill welcome it.
Big Science did not kill the neurophone. It was complacent, and it
really didnt know anything about the device. Academia was not
really consulted. The neurophone has been dormant for
fourteen years now because of the failure of nerve and imagination
in the sales and marketing department.
But, now, there appears to be a need for the neurophone to take
the final step toward direct communication between ourselves and
our crystalline symbiotes/servants, the electronic computers.
Yes, I am still interested in this area. I am interested in
anything and everything. But do not-repeat, repeat do not write to
me or telephone me and ask for free information. I am a
writer and a consultant, and my business is information...and the
only thing of real value that you or I have in this world is time.
I didnt write this soliciting business; I wrote it to report to
you that the intelligence amplifier is just around the corner and
awaiting you bright people out there to put it together right so
that humans stay in control of intelligence amplifiers.
Now, what can we do in the future to integrate the creative
process of "invention" more fully into the process of research,
development, production, and marketing? Hang in there.....
15 October 1993
G. Harry Stine
( Analog Magazine Feb 1980 )
When Jerry Pournelli and I started to write these columns as a
vis a vis experiment, we hoped that sooner or later one of us
would write something that the other could tee off on and thus get
a good controversy going that would present "alternate
views." It hasent worked out that way because Jerry and I
have discovered that we think very much alike on most
matters. We have not been able to stir up controversy
between one another. But we did stir up controversy among
When I wrote the columns on biocybernetics in the May and July
1979 issues, my objective was more or less than science reporting
with some synthesis included. I wanted to point out that a
true interface between human brains and electronic computers was
not only possible but that the basic experiments have been done
and the foundation technologies already existed, albeit in the
case of the Flanagan neurophone the data had been generally
unknown for 16 years. I reported on the basis of what I knew
at that time. I requested that no one write for additional
data because I didnt have any additional data at that time.
I do now.
These two columns have resulted in an inordinate amount of mail
from readers which makes the editor happy because he knows people
are reading this. Some of the letters were anticipated, some were
not. Some were from people who were deaf and wanted the
Flanagan neurophone at any price. Others wanted the
neurophone to use in attempts to contact loved family members in a
coma. There were the usual letters from Ph.Ds who should know
better than to make some of the statements they did. And I
got letters with real up to date information.
I discovered that Dr G. Patrick Flanagan is alive and well and
living 125 miles from me!
That's an hour's flight in my Cherokee, so I went to see Pat on
July 26, 1979. We spent the day together on his 15 acre ranch in
his office and laboratory. I now have enough material for a number
articles once I study and digest it all.
For the benefit of those who are interested, you may reach Dr G.
Patrick Flanagan at P.O. Box 18224, Tucson, Az 85731. Or telephone
him at (602)749-4012 no collect calls, please. You may
obtain copies of his two neurophone patents by writing to the U.S.
Patent Office and ordering Patent No. 3,393,279 granted July 16,
1968 and Patent No. 3,647,970 granted March 7,
The rights to Patent No. 3,393,279 are owned by Intelectron, Inc.
of New York City. The FDA will not permit it to be marketed
because it uses a low frequency r-f carrier, and they are very
sensitive these days about the biological effects of r-f
But Pat Flanagan is an inventor. With his original patent
rights in the hands of another company and with an FDA ban on its
production, Flanagan developed the second neurophone device
covered by Patent No. 3,647,970 which does not use an r-f carrier
and does not involve high voltages. At the behest of the
Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce placed
Flanagan's new device under secrecy order No. 756,124 dated August
28, 1968. Flanagan was able to get this secrecy order rescinded in
1972 to permit the patent to be issued.
I sat in Flanagan's study and listened to the new neurophone on
July 26, 1979. It works even better than the original one. It
operates from eightType AA alkaline penlight cells. The
audio signal is double differentiated and converted to a 60 volt
square wave which is then run through a zero crossing detector.
The sensor electrodes are one inch diameter plates made from lead
zirconium titanate insulated on one side with epoxy that also
seals the attachment of the lead from the neurophone.
With one electrode placed on the soft skin of my calf and the
other on my chest, I heard the audio information from the tape
recorder input in my head. I listened to both speech and music,
and the fidelity was outstanding. I had a cassette tape recorder
running two feet from me while this was going on; there is no
evidence of the audio information recorded on the cassette by the
recorder; I was the only entity hearing the neurophone, and it was
therefore not producing and sound waves that the microphone of the
recorder could pick up.
As I knew 17 years ago, the Flanagan neurophone works. I don't
give a doodly damn what all you bloody experts out there have
presumptuously stated in your outraged fan letters to me. I
am forced to repeat the immortal words of Dr. J. C. Warren voiced
after performing the first surgery with a patient under ether
anesthetic administrated by Dr. William Thomas Green Morton in
Boston on October 16, 1846:
"Gentlemen, this is no humbug!"
For the benefit of all you who wrote me, I gave your letters to
Flanagan. There is no need for me to be in the loop. There is no
need for Flanagan to defend himself nor does he need help in doing
so; he has a device that works. In the eyes of some sober,
respected academicians, Flanagan is perhaps flamboyant and
different, but that must not be allowed to detract from the fact
that he is a successful inventor and, in common with many others
of his unconventional and freewheeling nature in the history of
science and technology, working on the fringes of scientific
research in areas that others cant or wont touch.
The most fascinating aspect of this whole affair has been the
confirmation and terrible realization that the human race
apparently has not progressed beyond the state of affairs a
century ago when "legitimate" scientist dug in to defend their
sacred turf....and made damned fools of themselves in the process.
They also retarded the development of technology that would have
relieved human suffering and generally improved the human
condition. These scientific brahmins still exist; they are no
different from the predecessors of a hundred years ago; and they
exhibit an appalling lack of knowledge and understanding of the
history of their own field of expertise!
Arthur C. Clarke's law is still very much in force.
Jerry Pournelle was 100% correct in his June 1979 "The Alternate
I would like to extend my profound thanks and grateful
appreciation to those scientific brahmins who wrote to me and to
the editor about the neurophone and the human computer
interface. You have greatly contributed to the contents of
my "Utter Bilge" file. This is my collection of presumptuous
statements from people who should know better than to make such
statements in the first place. The file title derived from in
infamous statement of Sir Richard Van Der Riet Wolley: "Space
travel is utter bilge!"
Scientific research and technical progress is not and has never
has been the exclusive turf of any select group of people. There
has always been a role for the amateur investigator, and still
exists today. Before the "official" establishment of any new
area of scientific endeavor, everyone who works in that area must,
by definition, be an amateur. Even in the established fields of
scientific endeavor, important discoveries have been made by
amateur investigators. Good scientists and I have the pleasure of
knowing many would never reject out of hand any amateur findings
and will react with enthusiasm and interest to such findings. It
is only poor scientists who are insecure that will react
negatively. Would there were more good scientists!
Bioelectronics today is about the same situation as electricity
about a century ago. The field is ripe for experimentation.
Certainly there is danger; there always is. But that is no
reason for suppressing information, as one PhD. correspondent
demanded be done, for fear of someone electrocuting himself by
building a neurophone in his basement shop. People still get
hurt in steam boiler explosions. As a matter of fact, people still
get burned handling the ancient technology of a campfire. These
accidents merely strengthen the statement of Herbert George Wells,
"History is a race between education and catastrophe," but down on
the personal level.
To paraphrase Harold Laski, science by experts means, after a
time, science in the interest of experts.....
NEUROPHONE EXTRACT FROM T.E.
BEARDEN'S BOOK EXCALIBUR BRIEFING
Another device that uses the new hyperspatial, virtual state,
nested modulation technology (and has done so for 17 or 18 years)
is Dr. Pat Flanagan's neurophone. With brilliant insight and
intuition far beyond that of science at the time, Pat
invented and patented the instrument by the time he was seventeen
years old. The neurophone is a device that, contrary to all
present theory and knowledge, will directly pump the brain and
reproduce sound and information directly in the brain and mind
system, without going through the auditory system at all. A
simplified diagram of Pat's improved neurophone is shown in the
Briefly, the device takes a complex signal, such as the sound of
an orchestra playing a musical interlude, and electrically
processes it as shown in the figure. First the signal is
passed into a section that clips everything into a series of
square waves, remarkably analogous to the sort of clipped waves
Lisitsyn confirms are the information carriers of the human
brain. Next the square waves are differentiated, ielding a
series of sharp spikes (note that these spikes retain the pulse
time content of the clipped signal). These spikes are again
differentiated, and since these are finite spikes with real
nonzero rize times and decay times rather than theoretical
constructs, a series of noisy spikes results from the second
differentiator section. From here, the noisy spikes are introduced
to special contact electrodes, one of which is normally placed on
the forehead, while the other may be placed almost anywhere,
including on the foot. Nowhere are any sound waves introduced to
The square wave clipper section reduces the complex signals, their
overtones, and their complex modulations to square waves,
retaining the temporal content of the wave mix but not the waves
themselves. The first and second differentiators heighten or
filter through the temporal content of the higher order
differentiations, that is, they serve as a band pass filter unit
to accent the time keying of the neutrinic and mind field portions
or aspects of the signal. When these time spikes are then
introduced across the body as pulsed voltages, they are modulated
directly on the dendrite firings of the brain and nervous system,
providing direct and pulsed modulation of the neutrnic and mind
field component channels of the mind brain consciousness life loop
itself. Thus the neurophone directly inputs information into
the brain and nervous system, bypassing all the normal sensory
systems that lie between the mind brain loop and outside
15 October 1993
MERIDIAN BALANCING BY USE OF THE NEUROPHONE
Sheldon C. Deal, D.C., N.D.
A series of experements were done by muscle testing pateints for
meridian imbalances and then strengthening the muscle indicators,
indicating balanced meridians, by running a time-domain amplifies
signal through the patIent's skin.
The skin is embryonically the source of all special senses. Our
skin contains more sensors for heat, touch, pain, etc., than any
other part of the human anatomy. The human ear evolves
embryonically out of the convolutions of the skin of an embryo in
the mothers uterus. Basically, the skin is the oldest evolutionary
nervous system sensor. Another way to look at this, is the special
sense of tough has progressively extended over the entire body by
way of skin and evolutionary wise our other special senses should
follow suit and extend over our entire body in time. The skin
then, since it is the precursor of the ears, should also be
capable of hearing, or to put it another way, it should be able to
transmit the sense of hearing to the brain by means other than the
8th Cranial Nerve.
The skin is both piezo-electric and opto-electric, that is, when
the skin is stimulated by an electric or photon field, it
vibrates. If it is mechanically stimulated, it will generate its
own electric and photon field. In Russia, blind people have been
trained to "see" with their fingertips and in Czechoslovakia, deaf
people have been trained to "hear" with their fingertips.
For the purpose of our experiment, we used a Neurophone, a device
developed by Dr Pat Flanagan, author of the book, PYRAMID POWER.
The device uses hyperspacial nested modulation technology.
Briefly the device takes a complex signal such as the sound of an
orchestra and electricAlly processes it. First, the signal is
passed into a section which clips everything into a series of
square waves, remarkably analogous to the sort of clipped waves
Lisitsyn confirms are the carriers of the human brain waves.
Next, the square waves are differentiated, since these are finite
spikes with real non-zero rise times and decay times rather than
theoretical constructs, a series of noisy spikes results the
second differentiator section. From here, the noisy spikes
are introduced to special contact electrodes which are placed on
the skin. The electrodes are fabricated of zirconium
titanate Embedded in acrylic plastic tiles to provide maximum
impedance match to the skin itself.
In experiments done at Tufts University near Boston by Dr Dwight
Batteau in Man-Dolphin communications and assisted by Dr Flanagan,
it was established that the nervous system uses time ratios as
major sources of intelligent information. It was found that speech
intelligibility was contained in time dominant ratios of the
speech waveform. Speech quality was found to be contained in
dominant frequency ratios. So the nervous system is designed to
recognize two distinct parameters: the time domain and the
Based partially upon work done at Tufts University, it is known
that the human voice does not depend upon frequencies.
People who have had their larynx removed can use an "artificial
larynx", a buzz generator held against the side of the throat.
Word information is formed by the action of the jaw, tongue,
teeth, glottis, and the nasal cavities. The human nose and
mouth forma variable time delay generator. Thus, the basic
audio information our brains evolved to decipher, the human voice,
is dependent not upon frequency but upon the time rate of change
nature of sound caused by time delays imposed by the mouth and
The Neurophone makes use of these research results by suppressing
the frequency domain and amplifying the time domain of the
incoming signal. This is one reason why the Neurophone sounds so
scratchy when one first begins to listen to it. The electronic
circuitry of the Neurophone presents audio information to the skin
in the way the skin originally evolved to receive and decode the
information eons ago. Thus the Neurphone directly inputs
information into the brain and nervous system, and even the mind,
bypassing all the normal sensory systems that lie between the
mind/brain loop and the outside environment.
Since all of the acupuncture meridians are present on the surface
of the skin, we found some very interesting affects when the skin
was activated by the Neurophone. All the subjects of the
experiment were muscle tested for one major muscle for each of the
twelve meridians bilaterally. The meridians were recorded as under
active for muscle weak in the clear and over active for muscles
that became weak only by stimulation of the alarm point for its
respective meridian. The subjects were then connected to the
Neurophone by placing the electrodes on the skin of the forehead
just lateral and superior to the eyes. K-Y Jelly was used to
enhance the contact between the skin and the electrodes. A
tape recording of pink noise was then played through the
Neurophone for a period of two minutes and then the muscles were
retested after removal of the electrodes.
Table 1 represents the totals of 10 different patients who went
through the experiment. Out of the 240 meridians tested,
85.8% of the unbalanced ones found, were corrected. The
Neurophone appears to have a beneficial effect on the body.
On subsequent visits, the meridians were remaining in balance two
weeks later. Some of the many comments from the patients
included: cessations of seizures, improved sleep, total
relaxation, improved respiration, better concentration, and
cessation of pain.
To be certain the Neurophone was not operating by bone conduction,
a simple experiment was done, known as the Batteau test in honor
of the hearing research of the late Dr Dwight Batteau who
developed the test during the Neurophone evaluation at Tufts
Two separate channels of auditory information were used. One
channel goes through a set of ordinary headphones, the other goes
through the Neurophone. One specific frequency is played
through the headphone channel. Another frequency slightly
different is played through the Neurophone circuitry to the
transducer disks. If the Neurophone was producing hearing by bone
conduction, the two slightly different frequencies would "mix" in
the bone structures of the inner ear, producing a discernible
"beat frequency" which is the difference between the two
frequencies. With the Neurophone, this "beat" is heard only
at very high volume levels in both channels, levels at which the
Neurophone is probably producing bone conduction by the strong
vibration of the skin under each transducer disk. However, the
beat frequency should theoretically be heard at all volume levels;
it is not heard at normal neurophonic listening levels.
Although the present experiment was a relatively simple one, the
implications of future possibilities are tremendous. The
following ideas may well serve as topics of future research papers
and I invite all the members of the I.C.A.K. to pursue them,
either on their own or in conjunction with me.
Some of the possibilities for which there is already some evidence
1. Increase in telepathic awareness.
2. A brain/mind link between two or more people. T.E.
Bearden has developed a mathematical formula that indicates that
the combined mind power of a group of people will multiply
exponentially if these people are linked in a unitary
3. Subliminal learning may be accomplished by the subject
material being played through the Neurophone at a low volume
level. No conscious effort is made to learn the material. This
could even be accomplished while the student is asleep.
4. Conscious learning may be accomplished by simultaneously
listening to tape recorded data by means of Neurophone and
headphones. In this way, the learning centers of the brain are
being accessed by at least two separate channels.
5. Positive subliminal programs to alter undesirable habits:
i.e. weight control, smoking control, and creation of positive
6. Control the aging process by means of positive cellular
programming via the Neurophone.
7. Totally deaf people being able to the recorded audio.
15 October 1993
ABSTRACT OF US PATENT # 4,545,065
EXTREMA CODING SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Arie Visser, Canterbury, United Kingdom
1. An apparatus for processing an analog signal comprising:
a. means for detecting the times of occurrence of minimum
and maximum values of said signal, thereby producing a detected
b. means for providing substantially random noise to said
signal or said detected signal, said noise being superimposed
thereon and having a broadband spectrum having frequencies in a
frequency range substantially
higher than the highest frequency in said analog signal, said
noise being one if injected or naturally present in said signal or
detected signal; and
c. means coupled to said means for detecting for encoding
only said times of occurrence of minimum and maximum values of
said analog signal in the presence of said noise as an encoded
signal, said encoding means having a bandwidth greater than the
bandwidth of said analog signal, said encoded signal containing
information sufficient to enable substantial reproduction of said
analog signal therefrom.
THIS PATENT SHOWS AN ANALOG SIGNAL BEING PROCESSED INTO A PULSE
WIDTH MODULATED SQUARE WAVE SIGNAL AND THEN BEING DETECTED
AGAIN... RELATED TO FLANAGAN'S PATENT # 3,647,970..........
15 October 1993
Authors Background, The NEUROPHONE
In 1958, when I was fourteen years old, a close friend of mine,
Lou Macko, a television repairman in Houston, Texas told me of a
most unusual phenomenon. He told me of a device that would
transmit sound to the brain without using the ears.
The description of the device had been given to him by a complete
stranger when he had visited Chicago. The device consisted of two
copper mesh scrub pads with wires attached to them. The pads
were placed in a pair of plastic bags to act as insulators. The
wires were then connected to the high voltage side of an audio
output transformer which was connected back to back with the
output of an ordinary record player.
The result is shown in the figure.
The voltage from the Hi Fi was stepped up a bit and applied to the
pads. If the pads were placed on the skin of the head in the
vicinity of the temples, one would "hear" the sound from the Hi Fi
as if it were coming from within the head itself.
The item at that time had no practical advantage as it was
extremely distorted. A good deal of the sound seemed to be missing
as if it were cut off.
I researched at the library and discovered the phenomenon was
known as far back as 1800 and was discovered by Volta. It was
called electrophonic hearing. It was believed that the phenomenon
was merely the action of the muscles being electrically stimulated
and affecting the bones in the ear by means of minute muscle
I examined the signal from the device by oscilloscope and
discovered the sound came through in a blast when the transformer
was overloaded and produced a sharp spike or ringing on the wave
form. I soon discovered that the real information was coming
through only when this effect occurred. This explained why only
parts of the music and voice came through.
I reasoned that the true carrier of information was a radio signal
due to the oscillation produced by shock excitation of the
combined circuit of the transformer and the parallel tuned circuit
formed by the electrodes and the human body. I started
experimenting with the unit using a high frequency oscillator of
my own design and discovered a resonance in the circuit around
40,000 cycles per second. I soon found that the resonant frequency
would change abruptly with emotions and general body changes. The
capacitance of the electrodes, therefore the dielectric constant
of the skin, changed abruptly from the slightest outside stimulus.
The dielectric constant of the skin would change by several orders
of magnitude in a fraction of a second! After preliminary
measurement of parameters, I designed the original Neurophone
which is illustrated in my patent on the device. (#3,393,279)
The device was essentially a high voltage frequency modulated
radio transmitter of low power. Its frequency was adjustable to
correct for changes of resonance. The original unit was hand
adjustable. Later units were automatically tuned for maximum
The addition of the resonant radio carrier wave made the
difference. The sound from the device was fantastic, like sound
from another world. The normal frequency response of the ear was
extended beyond normal boundaries and there was no distortion.
I began experimenting with a number of people who were considered
to be totally nerve deaf, that is, they were unable to hear
anything, even with what is known as bone conduction. The
results were spectacular. People who had not heard in years
were now hearing sounds they only dreamed of ever recapturing. A
patent was applied for, and my research continued.
The press learned of my discovery and articles appeared on the
front pages of 300 newspapers, and it was picked up by news
syndicates and international magazines around the world.
LIFE did an article in Sept 14, 1962 page 69, 72. The results were
as spectacular as the discovery. We received hundreds of thousands
of letters from all over the world. Letters came from as far away
as Tasmania addressed only to Pat Flanagan, Inventor, Texas,
U.S.A. The U.S. Postal service did a spectacular job in
getting the mail to the right party.
There were many Neurophone discoveries not made public. On
occasions the device stimulated perfect telepathic contact between
one or more persons, often with startling results. These
telepathic incidents were kept under wraps for fear of ridicule.
15 October 1993
28 Jun 1963
OPERATION OF THE NEUROPHONE ON THE NERVOUS
G. Patrick Flanagan
Definitions: CRT = Critical Reaction Time
In a purely rate of onset pulse information system, the pulse rate
of the system and the pulse amplitude of the system would remain
the same. The things which will be varied, are the slope of the
leading edge of the pulse,
and inversely the width.
In this system, the amplitude,(e) of the pulse remains the same;
so does the repeition rate of the signal. The only things to be
changed are the slope and thus the width of the top of the
pulse. From now on, the slope in degrees will be represented
by (à), and the width at the top will be represented by (T). We
can then formulate an empirical formula for the relationship of à
to T. (T measured in usec). T=K/à as à=45
degrees, T=0 or T=max time, à=0 degrees. K= conversion
Therefore T also equals I (instantaneous audio information).
The width of the entering pulse with no information must be equal
to the CRT of the nervous system at any given instance. Then the
slope of the pulse and thus the width at the top are varied, so is
the response of the system. A pulse of the same amplitude but of
the wrong width for the CRT of the neuron will only partially load
the neuron. The amount or amplitude of the loaded signal in the
neuron will be proportional to the width of the pulse as it is
Now, if a sine wave is loaded into the system, the frequency of
the wave must be varied so that the width of the wave will
coincide with the varying CRT of the loaded system, otherwise the
sine wave will have no effect on the neuron...ie, very little.
It has been shown by my experimentation with the effects of
adrenergia and cholinergia on the nervous system, that as the body
goes into the state of adrenergia, the frequency of the carrier
must be increased to meet the smaller CRT of the nerves introduced
by the addition of adrenaline and acetylcholine into the system.
And, as the body goes into a state of cholinergia, the opposite is
true, the frequency must be lowered, due to the increased CRT.
Otherwise no information can be transmitted into the system. In
adrenergia, the excited state, the K ion mobility is increased and
the CRT is smaller....thus requiring a higher frequency. In the
case of cholinergia, the opposite is true.
Lets now analyze a 30 KHZ sine wave as applied to the nervous
system and see what the nervous system sees. The sine wave is
clipped at e and the width of the top of the clipped wave is <
15 usec. Now, if the nervous system at this instant has a CRT of
approx 15 usec perfect loading will occur.
Now, if the CRT of the nervous system at this moment should change
to 20 usec, the carrier would have to be shifted to 25 KHZ to
obtain the same response. This increase in CRT would
indicate that the person had gone into a state of
cholinergia. The new CRT of the neuron would now cause the
neuron to be improperly loaded at 30 KHZ, but properly loaded at
Now we will look and see what the effects of modulated and
unmodulated carrier have on the system at the neurons CRT.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the output frequency
generated by a neuron is proportional to the amplitude of the
stimulus, until the stimulus reaches a certain level and the
frequency then remains the same is.. the clipping level of the
system. The completely loaded neuron will then be receiving
maximum stimulus and will then be generating a frequency of its
own in proportion to the loaded voltage. At this loading in the
unmodulated carrier, a series of meaningless pulses are being
generated and sent to the brain where they are probably rejected
and passed off as random noise.
Now let us look at a tone modulated carrier (AM Signal) and see
what happens with some information input. The pulse width at the
top (clipping) now varies with change in carrier amplitude at the
audio tone modulation frequency. The loading voltage of the neuron
will now vary with the audio rate....the varying width of the top
of the pulse now follows a pattern of widths in time with the
The overall process: (Audio) I = varies T and which vary e loading
in neuron which generates freq to the brain. We now have a system
that detects and interprets rate of change into the neuron's own
coding system. Or, as applied to a purely rate of onset modulation
system with a pulse input instead of a sine wave input. We
now have a coded conversion system for introducing information
into the nervous system.
15 October 1993
WHIZ KID, HANDS DOWN
( Life Magazine, 14 Sep 1962 )
The very young man above is standing on his head because he says
it helps him think. It evidently does. Pat Flanagan, a 17 year old
inventor from Bellaire, Texas, is already nipping at the heels of
the venerable 30 and 40 year old scientist and inventors who built
the remarkable structures seen on pages 54 to 65. Pat has just
perfected a remarkable machine of his own which one day may help
deaf people hear and blind people see. It may also earn him
a million dollars. Pat treats his imminent collision with
success with equanimity, for he reckons and who is to gain say him
nowadays that the generation which will take over from the take
over generation will find nothing is impossible.
Pat Flanagan is a unique and self spurred teenage boy who has
forged his mind and body into the model of a mature and
inquisitive scientist. At the same time he reflects the more
standard teenage model; he is the twist champion of Bellaire a
suburb of Houston a moderate party goer and girl chaser, the
holder of a private pilots license, and a spectacular gymnast.
Despite his ability to function in two worlds, Pat leaves no doubt
which one he favors. There are far too many kids my age who
are willing to just get along. Pat is confident in his ability to
do a lot more than just get along.
His single minded belief in his abilities began with a compelling
dream he had when he was 8 years old. In the dream I was told I
had to learn all about physics and electronics, he says. And
it told me I should help people. Already an athletic boy
able to do 300 pushups a day, he thereupon set out to improve his
mind. By the time he was 13 he was repairing television sets
during summer vacations, trying to earn money to build an
electronic laboratory in his attic.
Pat's restless imagination drove him to tireless sessions in his
laboratory. To abet them he solicited a rare favor from his
parents and his older brother Mike the privilage to experiment
there undisturbed. One weekend last October, Pat started the
experiment which led to the development of his particular
fantastic machine. Starting with a radio transmitter he had
designed himself, he tried modulating its waves to see if he could
induce hearing in his nervous system without going through the
normal channels of hearing. He hooked his radio to a small
transmitter which looked like an earmuff. After 34 hours of work,
he stopped up his ears, put the earmuff to his head and found he
still could hear.
I ran downstairs to tell somebody anybody. I woke my mom. She just
rolled over and said to me, thats nice, Pat, but Ill listen to it
in the morning. She did listen in the morning and a lot of very
important people have been listening to Pat ever since.
Pat calls his device the neurophone and the process it operates by
neuroception. Essentially what it does, he thinks, is transmit
electrical messages identical to those sounds generate through the
bodys nervous system direct to the brain. Hence he can place
the neurophones earmuff on someones spine or solar plexus, plug up
his subjects ears, and the person will still hear. Obviously
if the neurophone in fact does what it seems to do, Pat has come a
long way toward short circuiting the body's ordinary sensory
processes and giving man, unprecedented access to his brain.
Other inventors many with a lot more experience and facilities
than Pat have been seeking such a device for years, and Pat
explains his success verses their failure as a product of his own
vigorous one man approach to science. I believe research in the
problem of electronic hearing has been limited because inventors
haven't been able to use human subjects as guinea pigs. An
animal cant tell you just what he heard or how clearly he heard
it. But I was my own guinea pig and I wasn't restricted by
the possible bad effects, and I got the secret.
There is some question as to just what Pat has got even he has no
firm knowledge of why his neurophone works but no question
whatever that somehow he has onto something valuable.
Several companies have expressed interest in buying the rights to
the neurophone and one Corpus Cristi firm has tentatively offered
him a million dollars if the machine can be adapted to send visual
images into the brains of blind people. Dr. William O. Davis of
Stamford, Conn Hyuck Corporation, a research and development
company which is also fascinated by the neurophone says, The
ability to detect radio signals in the brain is a remarkable
phenomenon. If we never learn more about Pats invention, even if
we never learn why it works, it certainly is a utilitarian
breakthru which could help a number of people. Davis, who used to
run the Air Forces basic research program, adds, its important to
realize that young Flanagan had the necessary intuition to invent
his neurophone. You make discoveries intuitively, in the same
manner you would paint a picture or write a symphony.
Pat wants to go on to college, but he is worried about fettering
his talent: I seek the knowledge college will provide, but I never
want to be just satisfied with what someone else has written and
done. He hopes, as his skills increase, to probe other recesses of
mens mind. I believe someday the entire concept of medical
practice will be changed by electronics, he says. People will be
treated electronically rather than with medicine. If God can make
the earth and sky and the force that people and trees live, then
inventing anything less than this should be relatively simple.
Statements like this one tend to prove a bit abrasive to Pats
classmates. Pats a wise guy, plenty cocky, and sure of himself,
one says, but the bad part of it is hes just that much better at
anything he sets his mind to do.
Pat claims this reaction does not bother him I want to be
accepted, sure, but some people were cutout to go full tilt. Pats
hands and mind are always going full tilt of late. The books
strewn across his cluttered attic laboratory range from Zen to
Karate to electronic journals to the Hidden Persuaders. Lights
glow from a wave testing machine and he is working on a new way of
tuning TV sets.
People think I've accomplished so much in life, he says.
They say what else can you do , and all that stuff. But I
know where I'm going and I know what I have to do. When I die I
want to leave behind something which will greatly affect and help
15 October 1993
As a result of his research, Dr Flanagan has designed the ideal
meditation environment. This environment is a special room
shielded from electromagnetic pollution. In this room are
placed: an ERG (earth resonance generator), Ion Generator
(caution-some ion gen produce pollution as well), an 8HZ pulsating
high voltage field (sync to the ERG), and a Neurophone.....
15 October 1993
THE NEUROPHONE Mk XI MANUAL
G. Patrick Flanagan, Ph.D.
This year the neurophone concept has now reached maturity. It was
developed 21 years ago this year. The entire history of the
neurophone reads like a James Bond mystery novel. We are
currently writing a full length book on the neurophone story, and
expect to publish this next year. For the present, we will give
you a synopsis of the neurophone story, and bring the reader up to
date on the current development of the neurophone Mk XI, the
eleventh model in a long chain of discovery. following the basic
history of the neurophone, we will give instructions for the set
up and use of the neurophone.
The first neurophone was developed when I was 14 years old. A
brief description of the original device is given in the book
PYRAMID POWER. The
original neurophone patent #3,393,279, describes a high voltage,
high frequency, amplitude modulated radio oscillator. This device
made the listener into a radio receiver. It transmitted
sound information to the user by means of small insulated
electrodes. The 3000 volt signal produced an electric field
of extremely low power density. As the carrier frequency was
in the vicinity of 50 Khz, and the capacitance of the electrodes
was therefore extremely low. The above electrical conditions
of low power density indicate that the original device was safe
for use. However, if the electrode surfaces were scratched,
the user would experience a mild, but annoying mild electric
When I originally received the idea for the first neurophone, I
was a child of 14, and did not have funds to hire a patent
attorney. One of my fathers friends was a patent attorney for
Shell Development Corporation, and agreed to help me write my own
application. Over the years, I became very familiar with
patent law, as the patent examiner in Washington said the
neurophone could not possibly work, as it defied ALL present laws
of neurophysiology. The patent fight over the neurophone
went on for many years, finally resulting in complete rejection by
the examiner, closing the file forever with no recourse.
In a brilliant move, my patent attorney (I could afford one by
now) suggested that we go to Washington and demonstrate the
neurophone to the examiner in a final attempt to gain
approval. When we arrived at the patent office, the examiner
had a real surprise waiting for us, he had arranged for a deaf
employee of the patent office to be present for the
demonstration! The deaf gentleman was nerve deaf in one ear,
and almost totally deaf in the other ear. When the deaf
employee heard high frequency sounds for the first time in 15
years, he wept for joy. The examiner then reopened the
neurophone file, and issued the patent giving the original filing
By the time the patent was actually issued, a company in New York
owned by Joseph Lawrence, and Andreja Puharich was infringing on
my patent. It seems that they had applied for a similar patent
several months after I had applied for mine. As I was the
first to file, and had pursued the patent, I won the device.
The small New York company bought the patent, and by means of
legal maneuvers, succeeded in causing me to lose a small fortune
in the process. This was due to their issuance of lettered
stock which tumbled to a fraction of its original value by the
time the SEC allowed me to sell it.
We have actually gone far ahead of our story, so we will backtrack
a little. During the years in which I battled the patent office
for the original patent many events took place. When I was
17 years old, LIFE magazine called and wanted to do an article on
the device. When I was 14, I had received national publicity on
the front pages of 300 newspapers. After the LIFE article came
out, I was offered up to $8,000,000 for the patent rights. The
press coverage was unbelievable. The Ive Got a Secret show (Gary
Moore) invited me to New York, and millions of people saw the
neurophone demonstrated on Bess Meyerson. It was during this show,
when I first met Puharich and Lawrence.
Puharich invited me to lunch at the Twenty One club, along with G.
Harry Stine, a scientist under the employ of a firm in Connecticut
known as Huyck Corporation. Stine's company was interested in the
rights to the neurophone.
When all the offers were in, my parents and my Houston attorney
agreed that the neurophone should be given to Huyck. After
examining the device for two years, Huyck said the device could
not be patented, and dropped it into my hands once again. By this
time, I was under extreme pressure, as I was once again given the
task of pursuing the patent on my own limited funds. At the same
time, Puharich and Lawrence kept urging me to give up, saying that
they had me beat in the patent office.
In 1964, I was offered a position at Tufts University near Boston.
Dr. Dwight Wayne Batteau, a professor at Tufts had an intense
interest in the neurophone as it might play a role in man dolphin
communications. Dr. Batteau had a small company known as Listening
Inc., along with a brilliant electronics man: Steve Moshier.
Listening had extensive contracts with the ONR (Office of Naval
Research), and was subcontracting Tufts in some of its research
and development work.
Our first task was to establish the limits and parameters of the
neurophone as it would apply to dolphins. Our secondary task was
to determine the physiological mechanism by which the device
Dolphins have extremely large brains, and communicate on many
levels. We considered that the neurophone would open a channel to
the dolphin which was not previously accessible.
In our initial testing, we found that the neurophone produced a
minute mechanical vibration in the skin under the electrodes. When
one person was listening to the device, other people standing near
the electrodes could hear the sounds coming from the skin.
If a stethoscope was placed in contact with the users skin, the
vibration could be heard loudly, and clearly. Our initial effort
was to determine if this vibration was producing bone conduction,
or was the skin vibration merely an artifact?
Doctor Batteau came up with an ingenious experiment to determine
if the skin vibration was actually leading to bone conduction: If
the neurophone were a separate acoustic channel into the brain, we
should be able to play two discordant sounds into the brain of an
ordinary person, one by neurophone, and one by earphones through
the ears. If bone conduction were involved, the sounds would mix
or beat in the bone structures of the inner ear, producing a
discord. In the process of bone conduction, sounds are
transmitted through bony skeletal structures to the inner ear,
where the small bones normally vibrated by the ear drum are
activated by skeletal vibration. This vibration is then
encoded by the inner ear, and transmitted to the brain by means of
the 8th cranial nerve. We are sure that the neurophone did
make use of another channel, due to the fact that people with 8th
cranial nerve damage had heard with the device.
In our experiment, we played one frequency of sound into the
neurophone, and another frequency into the headphones through the
ears. If bone conduction were involved, the sounds would mix as
predicted in the inner ear, and a discord would be perceived by
the test subjects (Tufts psychology students). If the
channel to the brain were a separate one, the signals would be
heard simultaneously with no discord. At low volume levels,
the students were able to perceive the separate sounds with no
mixing. At higher volume levels, a mixing could be heard.
We then ran the same experiment by playing the sounds through
stereo headphones, with each signal going into separate ears. The
results were exactly the same as the neurophone experiment.
At low volume levels, the signals were indeed perceived apart from
each other. At higher volume levels, the discord could be
The higher volume discordant mixing can be explained by neural
intermodulation possibly taking place in the corpus callosum, the
small nerve bundle which connects the left and right hemispheres
of the brain together. We tested a number of Tufts students, and
they all had identical results. Wayne Batteau was so
excited, that he suggested we write a letter to Science, for
publication. Our letter is duplicated in the appendix.
As the neurophone was now proven to be a separate brain
communication channel, Doctor Batteau made an offer for rights to
the device. He offered to give me a 1/3 interest in Listening, a
5% royalty, and position of Vice President in charge of
research. The idea was to develop the neurophones potential
in many areas, including its potential as an interface (electronic
corpus collosum) between man and dolphin, and play EEG signals
from a human brain into the dolphin; and to reverse the procedure.
Our work was progressing at a satisfactory rate, when tragedy
struck Listening. Wayne Batteau died of a heart attack in shallow
water while swimming near our dolphin facility on Oahu,
Hawaii. When he died, the Navy canceled our contracts and
Listening began to fold. Shortly after that, we demonstrated
the neurophone to the patent examiner, and the rest is history.
While investigating man dolphin communications, we succeeded in
developing a language translator, a device that translated human
speech into dolphin language, and vise versa. This
development required a thorough understanding of the nature of
speech, and information theory. We made many efforts to
model the nervous system, and succeeded in demonstrating that the
nervous system uses time ratios as major sources of intelligent
information. We then began to investigate timing ratios in speech
patterns of humans and dolphins. During that period, we found that
speech intelligibility was contained in time dominant ratios in
the speech waveform. We found that speech quality was
contained in dominant frequency ratios. So, the nervous
system is designed to recognize two distinct parameters: the time
domain, and the frequency domain.
As a result of the knowledge gained in this area, I designed a
circuit which suppressed the frequency domain, while amplifying
the time domain. This device, was so radical in approach, that I
applied for a patent on it as a specialized speech
processor. Six months after the patent was applied for, the
National Security Agency placed the patent application under a top
secrecy order #756,124. The order said that my invention was
being suppressed in the interest of National Security. It
further stated that I could be tried for treason and shot by
firing squad if I revealed its working nature to anyone
other than an authorized government representative. In other
words they stole it! Needless to say I was very disappointed
in the system. It took four year, and three law firms to sue
for release of my invention. We won the battle, and the
secrecy order was rescinded. Patent #3,647,970 was issued on
the 7th of March 1972.
In 1974, two years after I wrote Pyramid Power, we spent the night
in the Great Pyramid. A full description of that event will have
to wait for the publication of our full length book on the
neurophone.(see also "Gods of Aquarius" by Brad Stieger a starseed
book) I can say that I had an experience of enlightenment,
including a full blown Kundalini Release. After that
experience, I became a trance medium. During one of my
trances, the message came through that the speech processing
patent which was under secrecy so long was in actuality the
perfect neurophone circuit. Well, this was a surprise, as I
had never tried the circuit in that way. I must admit, I
really did not believe it could work as a neurophone. The
message to try the speech processor as a neurophone kept coming
and coming until I finally decided to try it out. When I
tried it, I was in the surprise of my life! It worked! The
result was the development of the present neurophone Mk XI, the
finest neurophone to date, and it does not require the use of a
radio frequency carrier wave.
The clue as to how the neurophone actually works, is contained in
the skin vibration artifact which we discovered at Tufts
University. The original neurophone used a high voltage amplitude
modulated carrier wave to create a molecular vibration in the skin
itself. The skin became the diaphragm of a biological
electrostatic vibrator. The skin is piezo electric and
optoelectric. That is, when the skin is stimulated by an electric
field, or by a photon field, it will contract and vibrate with
modulation of the field. If it is mechanically stimulated, it will
generate its own electric field. In Russia, blind people have been
trained to see with their fingertips; and in Czechoslavakia, deaf
people have been trained to hear with their fingertips.
The skin is the largest most complex organ of the living system.
As we develop in the womb, all organs of sense evolve from the
skin. The skin involutes and convolutes to form eyes, ears, etc.
Our research indicates that the skin itself has the latent
potential of performing all functions of perception.
The neurophone stimulates and develops this latent ability. The
skin is the organ which receives the signal from the neurophone,
and converts the incoming signal into a modulated molecular
vibration which is then interpreted as sound. We could
theoretically stimulate the sense of sight in a similar way.
As all acupuncture meridians are present on the surface of the
skin, we have found that the neurophone stimulation balances all
the acupuncture meridians by activating the skin!
The neurophone Mk XI converts incoming non-linear acoustic
information into a time domain amplified signal. This signal is
then transmitted to a pair of high dielectric constant ceramic
electrodes which are placed in contact with the skin of the
head. The electric field (approx 20 Volts RMS) interacts
with the skin ceramic electrode combination to create a molecular
vibration in the skin. This is then interpreted by the
brain. The result is a new modality for coupling information
to the brain, using the skin itself as the receptor. Bone
conduction vibrators will not work as a neurophone, as the
vibratory signal is to gross, the skin itself must vibrate in a
synchronous mode in accordance with the time encoded information.
Doctor Christopher Hills, in his book Nuclear Evolution states
that the skin is a second brain, and is the basic organ of
spiritual and psychic evolution. He states that the skin can be
trained to develop powers of perception such as telepathy, etc...
The neural information processing system of the human body is
apparently extremely sensitive to time domain information. Doctor
Batteau postulated that the nervous system incorporates delay line
correlation technology to detect time varied information ratios.
The neurophone Mk XI processing circuit processes the incoming
complex non linear signal waveform, and amplifies the non
linearities thus increasing the timing recognition pattern of the
signal. In the process, the frequency domain is suppressed. The
time rate of change of the incoming signal is thus
amplified. This signal is so time dominant, that it can be
hard clipped or run through a zero crossing detector without
losing any intelligibility.
This time processed signal is then fed to the pair of high
dielectric ceramic electrodes. The 20 volt average RMS signal does
not require a radio carrier to work. As stated earlier, the
original neurophone design had to actually work by brute force,
due to the fact that the modulation signal was not processed to
increase the time domain signal properties. As previously
stated, the original neurophone produced typical voltages on the
order of 3000 at a carrier frequency of 50000 hertz. As the
skin is piezoelectric, and has a dielectric constant in the range
of 12000, the neurophone electrodes are made of a ceramic material
designed to provide a maximum impedance match to the skin
itself. The entire skin electrode system is a piezoelectric
resonator. Note: The ceramic electrodes are fragile and could
break if dropped on a hard surface. Be very careful, they
are expensive to replace.
To obtain the best results from your neurophone experience, you
should spend at least 1/2 hour per day listening to a broad
spectrum frequency source in a quiet, relaxing environment.
It is best to listen with an increased blood flow to the
brain. The preferred position is an inclined plane of 11
degrees with the head down. Testing has shown that most
people go into deep alpha within 30 seconds when placed in this
position. This state is the most receptive state to listen
to the neurophone. The neurophone listener can build his own
incline plane from a board six feet long, and at least 18 inches
wide. The raised end of the board should be supported at a
level of 14 inches above the floor.
The electrodes should be placed on the temples, directly behind
and slightly above the eyes. Do not place on the hair. Although
the electrodes will work perfectly well without electrode jelly,
we suggest the use of EEG type electrode jelly, or KY jelly, as
this improves impedance matching to the skin. If you use KY
jelly as an electrode cream, smear an even coating over the black
ceramic of each electrode, and place the electrodes in contact
with the skin. The electrodes may be held in place by means
of an EEG type rubber strap, or an ordinary 2 inch ACE bandage may
After the electrode strap is in position on the head, insert the
KY coated ceramic electrodes under the strap so the electrodes are
held securely in contact with the temples. Later, you may
desire to move the electrodes around to experience different
sensations. Many neurophone listeners prefer to place one
electrode in the center of the forehead, on the 3rd eye area, and
to place the other one on the back of the neck, or on the hand or
The sound source for neurophone listening can be a cassette
player, a radio, or a stereo HI Fi system. The neurophone should
be driven from a headphone or a speaker output jack. Your
neurophone is provided with an audio connector cable with a mini
plug on the cassette end, and a 1/4 inch phone plug on the other
end. This will fit most cassette players. If you want to drive the
neurophone from another source you may have to obtain a different
wire. Your local Radio Shack store will probably have the
In using the neurophone, I generally adjust the sound level of the
cassette machine to a comfortable listening level as heard through
the built in loudspeaker of the machine. I then plug the mini plug
into the earphone jack of the player, and plug the standard phone
plug into the input jack on the neurophone. Plug the electrode
phone plug into the neurophone output jack. Rotate the neurophone
volume control slowly clockwise. The switch on the control
will turn the unit on. The small LED panel lamp should glow at
this time. Slowly turn the control up until you begin to hear the
tape from your cassette player through the neurophone
electrodes. Depending on the program material to which you
are listening, the sound which you first hear through the
neurophone will not sound like Hi Fi. This is due to two things:
The sound you hear is time domain dominant. 2. As this is a new
listening channel, the brain actually has missing processing
capability. If we run a frequency sweep of the neurophone
while listening, we will find that all of us have certain spectra
which are entirely missing from our perceptual ability. That is,
in the beginning we may hear a complex sound wave of one
millisecond duration (1KHz), but miss entirely a sound of another
domain. As we listen through the neurophone, the missing ranges
are programmed into the brain. After listening for as little as 30
minutes, the sound begins to take on new qualities. The sound
appears to move around in the head, and take on new dimension as
we program our psychic brain centers to receive the new signal
input. The more the neurophone is used, the clearer it gets.
I recommend electronic music tapes in the beginning, such as the
astral sound tape.
As the neurophone channel is but one channel into the brain, we
have found that supplementing the neurophone channel with the
frequency domain input by means of quality headphones is
desirable. The reintroduction of the frequency domain
through the headphones adds a new dimension of sound to the brain
mind input system. The combination of neurophone plus headphone
signals provides the best listening combination. For this purpose,
the neurophone contains a headphone output jack which will accept
monaural or stereo headphones. The second volume control
from the left is used to control sound of the headphones. As
the headphones are driven by the cassette recorder, the
neurophone must be plugged into a speaker or headphone output
jack. The neurophone plus headphone adjustment should be made as
follows: 1. First adjust the sound level to the electrodes with
the headphone control in the off position. 2. With the
headphones in place, slowly adjust the level of the headphones to
supplement the electrode signal. Sit back, or lay back close
your eyes and let the signals carry you away.
In the near future: Source of Innergy will begin to produce
cassette tapes designed to be used only with the neurophone. The
tapes will cover many different categories from: Psychic Center
Stimulation; to Subliminal Habit Modification Programs. We will
notify neurophone owners as these tapes become available for
In the beginning, it is not necessary to use special tapes, as the
object is to develop the latent channel through which the
neurophone works. This may be done by listening to white noise
(waterfalls) or your favorite music tapes. Neurophone stimulated
perceptual enhancement occurs with increasing frequency as you use
your neurophone. This experience is similar to the
meditation experience of transcending. These periods of
extremely clarity become more and more pronounced as you put hours
on your neurophone. All changes in awareness are not
gradual. All progress is in the form of discrete
steps. What may appear to be a gradual altering of
consciousness is actually a series of graduations. We may
plod along thinking we are making no forward progress, and at the
point in time where we feel we want to give up we experience
quantum leap in awareness. One of the most common awareness
changes with the neurophone effect is an increase in telepathic
awareness. Although this cannot be turned on at will, instances of
its occurrence will increase in frequency as time goes on. Please
keep a diary of neurophone hours of listening, and make note of
any change in awareness, dreaming, or unusual perception changes.
We would like all neurophone owners to send us a monthly research
report or diary of experiences. This is important data which will
enable us to share with you all experiences, and tune the
neurophone experience. Keep note of your actual listening time,
and listening material. If you experience any change in
consciousness or awareness record this down. Others would like to
share your experience.
Retired Lt. Col. Thomas Bearden is a nuclear physicist from George
Washington University. He is one of the foremost experts in
warfare strategy, and is an expert in the field of Soviet
Psychotronics Research. Tom Bearden and I have made two mind
links by means of the neurophone. Details of the brain mind
link will be given in a later edition of the Innergy News, or the
neurophone research journal. Col Bearden has developed a
mathematical formula that indicates that the combined mind power
of a group of people will multiply exponentially if these people
are linked in a unitary consciousness. A small group of people
could actually alter the entire course of mankind in an instant of
time, if they were perfectly linked in a unified field of
consciousness. Col Bearden believes that the neurophone is
the key to linking consciousness. He believes it may hold
the answer to solving all the problems of mankind.
This linking could be done in a number of ways. The Soviets have
established that an EEG machine of only 16 channels could pick up
the entire consciousness of an individual. All that is then
necessary, is to feed the data into the mind of another by means
of a multi channel neurophone. The neurophone would then
become an electronic corpus collosum between the minds of two or
At a given time in the near future, we will notify all neurophone
owners to all try to listen to the neurophone at an exact time
period everyday. This will be a simple attempt to unify the
consciousness of the group. This type of experiment has been
somewhat successful in the past, when used with group
meditation. It may be that this experiment will speed up the
increased awareness brought about by the use of the neurophone.
15 October 1993
THE NEUROPHONE MODEL 50
Principles of Operation
The thinkman is the latest development in the series of
neurophone devices first invented by Patrick Flanagan in 1959 when
he was a prolific young inventor of 14. Since that time,
considerable progress has been made in the development of improved
neurophone devices, and the thinkman is the fiftieth neurophone
system developed by Dr. Flanagan. A full and complete theory
of the neurological, physiological and psychological operation of
the neurophone is still being pieced together.
How does it work? How is it possible to hear without using
ones ears? The current hypothesis is based upon the fact that the
skin is embrionically the source of all our human sense
organs. In fact, the skin itself contains more sensors, for
heat, touch, pain, etc., than any other part of the human
anatomy. The human ear evolves embryonically out of the
convolutions of the skin of an embryo in the mothers womb.
Basically, the skin is the oldest evolutionary nervous system
sensor. Since it is the precursor of the ears, the skin
should also be capable of hearing and, as the neurophone proves,
the skin does indeed have this capability.
Neurologically, the human skin is both piezoelectric and
optoelectric. This means that it produces minute electrical
currents when vibrated or rubbed. Soviet and Czechoslovakian
neurological research has also shown that the skin produces an
electric current when stimulated by light.
As long ago as 1785, Charles Augustin DeCoulomb, a french
physicist and an early experimenter with electricity, proved that
an electrostatic field produces a measurable physical force.
The neurophone processes audio information to produce a very weak
20 volt RMS electric field at each of its two transducer
disks. This alternating electric field is changed as a
function of the time rate of change of the audio signal coming
into the neurophone. This minute electrical field actually
causes microscopic vibrations of the skin under the transducer
disks. Maximum coupling of the electric field to the skin is
ensured by fabricating the transducer disks from Zirconium
Titanate which possess the same dielectric constant as human skin.
If you were to put an ordinary medical stethoscope on the skin
next to one of the transducer disks while the neurophone is being
used, you would be able to detect the vibrations of the skin
created by the tiny electric field of the transducer disk.
Work done by Dr's Patrick Flanagan and Dwight Wayne Batteau at
Tufts University during the years of 1964-1968 is the basis of the
current theory regarding how the neurophone works. They
discovered that the frequency content of the human voice had
little to do with the brain's ability to recognize intelligence in
human speech. For example, people who have had their larynx
removed can use an artificial larynx, a buzz generator or low
frequency vibrator held against the side of the throat. Words are
formed totally by the action of the jaw, the tongue, the teeth,
the glottis, and the nasal cavities. These cavities form a highly
variable time delay encoding chamber. They found that the basic
audio information which our brains evolved to decipher, the human
voice, is dependent not upon frequency but upon the time rate of
change nature of a sound caused by time delays imposed by the
mouth and nasal passages. The neurophone makes use of these time
by processing the incoming audio signal to remove the frequency
component and leave only the time domain, the time rate of change
information. This is one reason why the neurophone sounds so
scratchy when one first begins to listen to it. Thus, the
electronic circuitry presents audio information to the skin in the
manner that the skin was originally designed to receive and decode
such information eons ago.
But is it certain that the neurophone is not operating by bone
conduction as are some other devices available today for listening
experiments and enjoyment? A definitive experiment proving
that bone conduction is not a cause of neurophonic hearing can be
duplicated by anyone with the required simple equipment. This
procedure is called the Batteau test, honoring the late hearing
researcher, Dr Dwight Wayne Batteau, who developed the test during
neurophone evaluation at Tufts University. Two separate channels
of audio information are required. One channel goes through a set
of ordinary headphones, the other goes through the neurophone. One
specific frequency is played through the headphone channel.
Another slightly different is played through the neurophone
circuitry to the transducer disks. If the neurophone were
producing hearing by bone conduction, the two slightly different
frequencies would mix in the bone structure of the inner ear
producing a discernible beat frequency. With the nerophone, this
beat frequency is heard only at very high volume levels in both
channels, levels at which the neurophone probably producing bone
conduction by the strong vibration of the skin under each
transducer disk. However the beat frequency should theoretically
be heard at all volume levels and yet it is not heard at normal
neurophonic listening levels. The neurophonic experience is
therefore probably a new way to hear, using a new channel into the
brain: the skin.
The neurophone is an electronic audio information processor
designed and sold for experimental and entertainment purposes. The
electronic circuitry of the neurophone accepts an input from any
audio or Hi Fi system. It converts the audio signal into a digital
like low voltage electrical signal that activates two small
transducer disks. These two disks or electrodes may be placed
anywhere on the bare skin of the listener. When the
transducers are in contact with the skin, the audio signal will
then be perceived in the persons head. There are no hazardous
voltages or currents between the two sensor disks. There are no
radio frequency carriers involved in the action of the neurophone.
The neurophone thinkman operates from a 9 volt transistor radio
type battery which is enclosed in its case.
The audio signal source for the neurophone may be a portable
cassette tape player, a radio, or a stereo Hi Fi system. Most
modern cassette tape machines and Hi Fi stereo systems have a
headphone or external speaker output jack. The neurophone
output goes through two 1 inch diameter transducer disks
fabricated of Zirconium Titinate which are imbedded in acrylic
plastic tiles to protect the brittle disks against breakage.
The transducer disks are, nevertheless, still fragile and should
be treated carefully because hard physical shocks will break
them. If a transducer disk is broken by rough handling, a
new set of transducer disks may be obtained from us. Insert
the plug at the end of the transducer lead into the jack labeled
electrode on the end of the thinkman.
Connect your neurophone to an audio source such as a cassette
machine by means of an audio connecting cable. The small plug on
your connecting cable will usually fit into the headphone output
or external speaker jack on your machine, the other plug on your
connecting cable will plug into the audio jack on the neurophone.
Before plugging the cable into your cassette jack, adjust the
output volume control on your machine to a 50% or higher level to
ensure that the signal processor on your neurophone is receiving
an adequate signal level. Turn on the neurophone by rotating the
volume control in a clockwise direction. The red LED indicator
light will glow, indicating the neurophone is on. Place the two
transducer disks on the bare skin on either side of the forehead;
They may be held in place by the elastic headband supplied with
the unit. Turn the volume control clockwise to about mid
way. Turn on your audio source so that the signal will now play
through the neurophone. Place the electrode disks on the skin of
your temples, plug up your ears, and the audio signal should be
heard, appearing to exist in the middle of your head. If
necessary, adjust the neurophone volume control until the signal
As you become more experienced in neurophone listening, you will
find that you will be able to place the two transducer disks on
the bare skin in spots other than the forehead. One
neurophone listener reports excellent neurophone listening with
one transducer disk on the soft flesh of one leg and the other
transducer on the soft skin of the stomach. However, the
neurophone must be operated at a higher volume setting to obtain
the same level of neurophone hearing under such remote transducer
locations. The ability of the transducer disks to function at a
location of the skin remote from the head is partially explained
by the current operating hypothesis.
If your neurophone begins to sound weak and the red LED indicator
on the front panel begins to glow very dimly, replace the battery
in the unit. Unfasten the four phillips head screws holding the
bottom on the case and remove the bottom plate. Inside, you
will find a battery clip and a 9 volt transistor battery.
Replace the battery with a fresh one. For best results, use
an alkaline battery which will provide more than 10 hours of
neurophone use under normal conditions.
The neurophone processes audio information in such a way that the
frequency domain is eliminated but the time domain is preserved.
Studies with earlier versions of the neurophone by Tufts
University for the US Navy as long ago as 1966 indicated that the
brain initially may have difficulty in recognizing the neurophone
signals due to gaps in perception. The user may not be able to
perceive certain frequencies and time domains in portions of the
audio spectrum. As you use your neurophone, these holes in your
neurophone hearing process will disappear, as your brain learns to
recognize these energies, and you will begin to hear neurophonic
sound with full frequency and wide dynamic range.
The neurophone is an experimental listening device that may by
continuous use stimulate and enhance dormant perceptive abilities
in the user. For example, since the device is apparently
stimulating pathways to the brain that are not used normally, it
may increase intelligence, telepathic ability, and neural
efficiency. Dr. Flanagan has used the neurophone longer than
anyone in existence, and has developed extremely high neural
efficiency scores. He believes this increase in brain efficiency
is directly related to the use of the neurophone device. Many long
term neurophone users report increased awareness, telepathic
ability, out of body experiences, better memory, and increased
auditory frequency range. A commercial pilot from Saudi Arabia
reported a recovery of hearing damage due to aural trauma
resulting from the loud aircraft engine noise as a result of his
job. Please note however, that the neurophone is an experimental
device, and has many uses that have been untapped. The neurophone
owner will have to experiment and discover his own uses for the
device. Dr Flanagan used his own neurophone to learn the Arabic
language; actress Susan Strasberg found that she could learn her
stage lines easier by playing them through the device. A recent
book by G. Harry
Stine, titled THE SILICON GODS by Dell, discusses the possibility
of using the neurophone as a part of a mind computer link in which
the power of the human
mind could be amplified by millions of times. Stine says that the
entire process is feasible right now, with the help of the
neurophone and state of the art brain scan technology. Tom
Bearden, in his book EXCALIBER BRIEFING says that the neurophone
may eventually be used to successfully enable one or more people
to do a perfect mind link in which the power of multiple minds may
solve all world problems.
We hope that neurophone owners will join us in the task of
discovering and using the potential of the device. The field of
neurophone research is wide open, in the future we will see the
development of neurophone software and hardware as well as
neurophone user's league, our own neurophone magazine, and a host
of other neurophone support devices. We invite all neurophone
owners to share their experiences with us, so that we may share
them with others.
US Patent # 3,647,970
Input impedance: 5000 ohms
Max output voltage at disks: 20 volt RMS>
Battery: 9 volt
Battery life: 10 hours Alkaline cell
Output: Up to 12 pairs of disks
Control: Transducer volume
Operating temp: -40 to +120 F
Dimensions: 4 3/4"x 2 1/2"x 1 1/2"
15 October 1993
The skin contains many energy sensing mechanism, one such
mechanism is known as the Pacinian Corpuscle. The PC is a
special nerve ending that transforms mechanical vibrations or
pressures into nerve impulses. Until this year, (1980) very
little was known about the transducer, and it was thought that the
device could only work at low frequencies of stimulation.
Recent research by Fernando Grandori and Antonio Pedotti of Milan,
Italy has shed a whole new light on this mechanism. (IEEE
TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Vol BME-27, #10, Oct
1980) It now seems that the PC can react to very high
frequencies, and responds best to a square wave stimulus.
The PC consists of a sensitive nerve ending surrounded by a
cylindrical-like core structre consisting of closely packed
membranes called lamellae. The core is surrounded by a
second set of lamellae, in which the distance between each one
increases from the innermost lamella toward the periphery of the
corpuscle. The space between all the lameae is filled with a
liquid whos mechanical properties can be considered similar to
that of water. When a displacement of the outermost lamella is
caused by exerting an appropriate pressure, this stimulus is
transmitted to the core, and in turn, causes a compression of the
innermost lamella. This system acts as a differentiating
What is significant here, is that the PC responds best to a
Squarewave. The above paper reveals that rate of change is
more important than the amplitude of the pressure applied to the
corpuscule. This indicates that this highly refined receptor
is designed to detect time significance first, and pressure
If we take the Neurophone electrode disks and feed a 50 volt sine
wave audio signal into them while placing them on the temples, the
signal will be percieved weakly. If we feed the same signal
as a square wave, the percieved is 10 times as loud as the sine
wave. This tends to substantiate Dr Flanagan's theory
reguarding the Neurophone perceptual mechanism as being
timerate of change encoded.
PC are located over the entire skins surface, with greater
concentrations on the fingertips and sexual organs. In 1981
Dr Flanagan intends to develop research projects which will be
able to evaluate the PC theory.
15 October 1993
A Possible Mechanism for Neurophonic Action
The Neurophone is a new electronic invention that may enable
us to hear by a completely new information channel to the
brain. Ordinary hearing is the result of the stimulation of
bones in the inner ear by means of vibration. Sound waves
may reach these bones through ear canal via the ear drum, or by
bone conduction in which sound waves are conducted to the inner
ear vibrations in the crainial bones.
When the sound waves reach the inner ear, a vibration is set up in
the cochlea which then converts the waves into nerve inpulses that
travel up the 8th Crainial Nerve to the sound recognition centers
of the brain.
In 1958, Dr Flanagan, then a child of 14 developed a radio
transmitter that made the brain into a radio receiver. This device
transmits acoustic information to the brain by means of radio
waves into the skin, bypassing the 8th Crainial Nerve. When he
applied for a patent on the device, the patent examiner rejected
the whole thing saying that such a device would go against all
known laws of science. Over the following years, Dr Flanagan
fought against insurmontable odds to prove that the device did
indeed work. In the meantime, LIFE magazine ran a major article on
Flanagan and the Neurophone, naming him as one of the top ten
scientists in the US at the age of 17! In a final desperate move
Flanagan flew to the patent office with a model of his invention
and successfully demonstrated the device on a deaf employee in the
patent examiner's office. The deaf man heard music for the
first time in 15 years and broke down into tears. The
examiner declared that the Nurophone was indeed a basic patentable
device and approved the patent for release. Patent #
3,393,279 dated 16 July 1968..........
In the years that Dr Flanagan fought to recieve deserved
recognition by the patent office, he grew into manhood and was
working on Man-Dolphin Communications for the US Navy when the
patent was finally issued. While involved in Man-Dolphin research,
he became interested in nerve signal
information encoding, and began to develop electronic circuits
that duplicated the process of pattern recognityion observed in
the human nervous system. This work led to research in
Cryptography. During that period he developed a top secret
sound scrambler that was virtually impossible to decode. Part of
the scrambler was based on his research into nerve encoding.
Dr Flanagan believed that the pattern of nerve encoding used in
the human speech recognition system could be used to make a better
Neurophone. He succeeded in perfecting an electronic curcuit that
he believes duplicates the precise encoding of the Cochlea and 8th
Crainial Nerve. When he applied for a patent on the new circuit,
the patent aplication was immediately placed under top secrecy by
the National Security Agency. The only explanation given at the
time was that the circuit had potential uses in the defense of the
country. Dr Flanagan was happy that the government considered that
his device could be used in his country's defense. The only
problem was that the government wanted the devise free, and he
spent 14 years on it.
He hired attorneys and challenged the secrecy order for over five
years. At the end of that period, the patent was released from
secrecy and was approved for issue by the patent office.
Patent # 3,647,970 dated 7 Mar 1972.
Dr Flanagan then perfected the circuit for another five years.
This circuit recognizes time-relationships in the signal waveform,
and generates a square wave that is time encoded. Dr
Flanagan believes that the nervous system uses a complex deley
line time recognition computational system that recognises time
information. (50KHZ square wave pulse width audio modulation with
double differentiator output)
In July of 1978, he successfully applied the Time Recognition
Processor to his Neurophone. When an audio signal is
processed through his circuit, it is converted into a form which
he believes is an electronic analog of the nerve signal released
from the human cochlea, but with one major difference; in the
cochlea hundreds of nerves carry the time-encoded signal to the
brain. In the case of the Neurophone, the full signal
processing is complete and may be carried to the brain by
alternate pathways. Through the skin itself.
In the original Neurophone, a 3000 volt amplitude modulated radio
wave carried the signal to a pair of insulated electrodes that
were placed on the head of the subject. In the present
Neurophone, the voltage has been reduced to a 50 volt (maximum)
square wave. This signal is applied to the body by means of
ceramic disks.(zirconium titanate). The ceramic disks allow the
energy field to affect the skin without a current flow. The small
electric field causes the skin to vibrate internally in rhythim
with the stimulation. The intea-dermal vibration can be heard by
others if they place there own ears near the point of electrode
skin contact. The vibration is not powerful enough however, to
vibrate the bone below the skin surface.
For the past year, Dr Flanagan has been developing a theory which
would explain how the Neurophone actually works in the body. Some
mechanism must exist that transmits the information from skin to
The Neurophone has been out now for nearly five months, and we are
starting to get reports back from layman and professional users.
The inital results are exciting. Several people have
reported that their ability to remember data is increasing. People
who could not remember telephone numbers are becoming walking
The first professional research report has been written by Dr
Sheldon Deal, D.C., N.D.; of Tucson, Az. Dr Deal is director
of the Swan Clinic, and is current President of the International
College of Applied Kinesiology.
Dr Deal's preliminary Neurophone research paper was recently
presented at the I.C.A.K. convention in Detroit. With Dr Deal's
permission, we are publishing his entire paper in INNERGY
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