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(US3837331A) System and method for controlling the nervous system of a living organism

Abstract
A novel method for controlling the nervous system of a living organism for therapeutic and research purposes, among other applications, and an electronic system utilized in, and enabling the practice of the invented method. Bioelectrical signals generated in specific topological areas of the organism”s nervous system, typically areas of the brain, are processed by the invented system so as to produce an output signal which is in some way an analog of selected characteristics detected in the bioelectrical signal. The output of the system, typically an audio or visual signal, is fed back to the organism as a stimulus. Responding to the stimulus, the organism can be trained to control the waveform pattern of the bioelectrical signal generated in its own nervous system. The invention system comprises means for frequency filtering, rectifying, integrating and amplifying. In addition, the system includes means for transducing the processed signal and displaying it as an output to the subject.

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