Analysis of Central Nervous System Involvement in the Microwave Auditory Effect.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE BIOELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH LAB
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Nine cats were prepared for the recording of potentials in three brain sites evoked by acoustic and microwave stimuli. Loci in which potentials were observed were eighth cranial nerve, medial geniculate nucleus and primary auditory cortex. The effect of cochlear disablement on these potentials was evaluated. Potentials at all sites were abolished by cochlear damage. There were no differences between acoustic and microwave stimuli in this regard. Data are interpreted as supporting the contention that the microwave auditory effect is mediated at the periphery as are the effects of conventional acoustic stimuli.