vestibular science and dreaming

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vestibular science and dreaming

Postby trevorjohnson33 » 20 Sep 2016 17:24

I observed that an animal such as a cat sitting very still will move it’s head right after making a voluntary short tone of tinnitus in your own ear. Manipulating the whistling in the ears into short tones is a practice. It's similar to fleeting tinnitus. I think it's simple enough anyone can do it. I have also noticed whistling communication in ordinary people at work and at the store, like a flustered cashier. I did experiments where my participant listened for the whistling in the silence and I attempted it. Watching a timer, we were able to match up when the other person attempted it 9 times out of 10!

I successfully recorded voluntary short tones of whistling in the ears using an earpiece headphone as a microphone, a small digital recorder, and recording program Audacity. I am able to manipulate the whistling sound in my ears into short tones and a faint sound of the whistling is heard at the moment that I attempted it. I also recorded three and a half hours of activity in the inner ear while I slept. I've been looking for a similar sound to what I recorded voluntarily. There are so many unexplained noises and voices that its hard to say anything for sure. Better equipment then what I have at my house would probably help as well as voice recognition type software.

The curious question is if recording the inner ear, as close to the whistling cochlea as can get, only produces a very faint noise on the recording, how does the whistling travel up to thirty feet and possibly further between people and animals?

I believe that the vestibular, the gravity sensory input, located adjacent to the cochlea in the bony labryinth is responsible for this communication. It senses inaudible changes in the atmosphere and a stress travels down in to the cochlea causing a whistling as faint as its source.

My theory on the voices schizoids hear is that its not a disease, but an illness in the vestibular. The vestibular then vibrates involuntarily to create the voices and the words they say and incoming sound vibrations from the room or outside or wherever, become shaped by the vibrations in or around the vestibular. This would explain why def people can still hear voices, because it occurs in the vestibular not the cochlea.

The balance system seems to be connected to sleeping and the subconcious which can be observed just before falling asleep. An involuntary vestibular language may be discernible while a person sleeps,recorded in the inner ear, and converted into visual broadcast by a computer program.

A person’s honest response to interrogation may be recorded by recording dreams and subconscious responses. Subconscious damage that is proven to be un-necessary or greedy and otherwise victimizing may be recorded right after it happens and reported.

There is also a therapeutic effect to ear whistling where voluntarily calling on one's own vestibular a involuntary response may be observed.

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Re: vestibular science and dreaming

Postby jasmine2 » 21 Sep 2016 21:08

I was a bit confused while reading your post. Do you suffer from tinnitis, hearing a continuous, distracting inner ear sound? Or, if not, are you able to strongly imagine hearing a ringing sound?

Here are some interesting resources regarding - the structures of the inner ear, information about tinnitis, inner sounds experienced during meditation, and the hearing voices associated with schizophrenia.

- Article - "The Inner Ear" -
The snail-shaped cochlea (senses sound), and the vestibular - which has 3 semi-circular tubes which contain otoliths that roll around (senses position and balance)

I've read reports that having a well developed sense of balance and position seems to enhance the ability to have lucid dreams.

- Article - "That Buzzing Sound - The Mystery Of Tinnitis" -
Includes information about the "Neuromonics" - iPhone app - (free intro., then fee $6 per week, less per year)
This sound program can apparently help to moderate annoying tinnitis sounds.
The user in the video says that you can customize the app program by entering information from an audiology test.

- Article - "The Sound Of Silence" -
Inner sounds heard during meditation

- YouTube - "The Voices In My Head - Eleanor Longden" - TED Talks
A very dramatic personal account

- Article - ""Coping With Voices" -

- Article - "The Voice Inside - A practical guide to coping withhearing voices" -

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Re: vestibular science and dreaming

Postby trevorjohnson33 » 02 Nov 2016 19:39

Someone who hears voices, next time you hear voices see if you can re create the voice to say what you want by focusing in on the sound waves of the voice and let your mind go blank and sort of using your ears to speak with the voice. I've noticed it can be done and communicated between parties. I'm not sure but am pondering the notion that all schizophrenia is is a connection between peoples vestibular's in close range to each other where mentally ill keep it going and one who hears voices constantly can deafen them in whoever is creating them in a surrounding area by immitating them and telling that person they aren't funny or to be quiet. It can also be humorous to immitate a voice like saying on the highway "Wally's talking signs".

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