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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date March-April 1999

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  • L.A. Geddes: a biomedical engineering activist

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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    Brief biographical notes are given on the achievements of Leslie A. Geddes, the Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering at Purdue University. View full abstract»

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  • From the Guest Editor Music! Music! Music!

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 42 - 43
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  • The role of music in physiologic accommodation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 44 - 53
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    It is convenient to define physiological accommodation in an engineering sense by fitting the process into a standard feedback-control diagram. From the model portrayed, one can develop a mathematical formulation that can be used to quantify short-, medium-, or long-term physiological accommodation. This article describes how such a formulation can be derived, and it includes a discussion of how t... View full abstract»

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  • Human psychophysiological perception of musical scales and nontraditional music

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 54 - 60
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    The physical quantitative background of music mostly assumes a linear behavior, which in real life is not entirely true; while our hearing system, from ear to brain integration processes, also follows nonlinear laws. One may wonder what type of chromatic scale might result from a consideration of the nonlinearities inherent in real physical systems, and to what extent nonlinearities in our physiol... View full abstract»

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  • The Lambdoma matrix and harmonic intervals

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 61 - 73
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    We are trying to reconstruct some of the laws of music by exploring the nature of the Lambdoma diagram of harmonic whole-number ratios. We hypothesize that the effects of this music, because of its well-defined mathematical construct, are that of emotional and physical harmony (cenesthesia). We strongly suspect that it is the continuously sounding fundamental pitch, chosen by the player, that is o... View full abstract»

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  • The infrared frequencies of DNA bases: science and art

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 74 - 79
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    If we could hear the body, delve into its rhythms and frequencies, what might it sound like? Would we recognize patterns pleasing to the ear, consider them beautiful, musical? Is our biology harmonically ordered in any way? And if so, so what? There are many ways to explore such questions, and one direct way is to access the frequencies of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the primary carrier of geneti... View full abstract»

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  • The effects of vibroacoustic music on symptom reduction

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 97 - 100
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    This present study describes the outcome of a recreation therapy program of vibroacoustic music (VAM) offered to hospitalized patients. In order to provide patients with assistance in achieving the relaxation response, recreation therapists at a major federal research hospital created several relaxation opportunities for patients and family members. The present results suggest the value of using V... View full abstract»

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  • The connection between rhythmicity and brain function

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 101 - 108
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    We first present some clinical research results involving rhythmic facilitation and motor control. We then discuss synchronization strategies for sensorimotor coupling pertaining to rhythmic entrainment mechanisms; followed by trajectory cuing and optimization models as they relate to rhythmic entrainment and movement control; and, finally, the outlook for applications that may help rehabilitate m... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in ethics: the Baltimore case

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 117 - 119
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    For the last 12 years then has been a series of headlines in which Nobel laureate David Baltimore and his colleague, Thereza Imanishi-Kari, were variously accused, convicted, or exonerated of scientific fraud by a bewildering number of scientific panels, Congressional committees, and government agencies. Some scientists passionately attacked him, while others defended him with equal intensity. A b... View full abstract»

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  • A Proximal CCD imaging system for high-throughput detection of microarray-based assays

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 120 - 122
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    The DNA microarray (chip) has stimulated the development of scanning-proximal CCD detection system that offers 10-fold enhancement of sensitivity over conventional CCD lens-based scientific imaging systems with the added benefit of quickly scanning multiple microarrays of DNA probe/target complexes. DNA microarrays have emerged as powerful tools applicable to numerous high-throughput screening ass... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable Design of Medical Devices [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 128
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  • Is there a link between exposure to power frequency electric fields and cancer?

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 109 - 116
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  • Music for health: the five elements tonal system

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 80 - 88
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    Through the power of suggestion, human beings have accumulated in their subconscious minds disharmonies that are incongruent with the purpose of a meaningful and happy life. The more severe cases show up as either physical or emotional disease, or both. These incongruencies on the energetic level are known in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as energetic imbalances. The imbalance is always there... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering and the law: the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 60 - 70
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    Congress passed legislation protecting suppliers of bulk components and raw materials for implants from law-suits, The legislation is called the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 (BAAA). The BAAA applies to all implant raw materials and components except the silicone gel and the silicone envelope utilized in a breast implant containing silicone gel. The new law supersedes otherwise applica... View full abstract»

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  • The emerging field of sound training

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 89 - 96
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    Sound stimulation impacts 20th century human life in myriad ways, from sonic booms to the high-quality technological capture and delivery of music and voice through a variety of media. This article describes the emerging field of “Sound Training”, which is a newly proposed name that encompasses the current and evolving sound-based technologies and methodologies. The applications of the... View full abstract»

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