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Telepathy with an Arduino?

The Neurophone was once described as an “electronic telepathy machine.” But it’s never been shown to produce that effect in a scientific study. However, the following device has… at least, … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

DIY Neurophone Clones: Another Perspective

A reader weighs in with the following, and a new schematic for a DIY Neuro-clone. This approach is a bit more complicated. I *FINALLY* got “Project Time-Suck” — which is … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 8 Comments

A New Way To Neurophone?

Quick tip for all you “Neuro-clone” builders out there… try it WITHOUT any sound input! Just set the TL494 frequency to 40kHz, and adjust the input offset potentiometer so the … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Advanced DIY “Neurophone”-like devices

Looking for something beyond the simple TL494? T Bastian has pulled together an excellent collection of documents and schematics of Neurophone-like devices here:    

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

One More Idea: Brain Training with RF

Half of the Flanagan “Neurophone” circuitry is devoted to pretending the signal was sent as electromagnetic radiation. The double-differentiator section just mimics what an antenna does. If you’re looking to … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

“Neurophone”-Like Effects For $20

UPDATE: On its own, this may not be enough to ensure a good nights’ sleep, and may have other effects. If you use a Neurophone at the same time as … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

I got it very wrong!

UPDATE: Maybe I wasn’t so far off after all. Neurophone inventor Patrick Flanagan has since confirmed the TL494 pseudo-Neurophone design CAN produce Neurophone effects, though it’s still probably not as … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment