How to Transmit Artificial Information in Peripheral Nerves without Disturbing their Natural Information Flow

M. Hannula and E. Alasaarela (Finland)

Keywords

Axon, capacity, and simulation.

Abstract

According to current knowledge information in human peripheral nerves is transmitted in frequency coded format. The number of action potentials per time instance carries the information in the axon. The frequency coded transmission happens with a very low rate compared to its theoretical capacity. This means that free capacity exists in the nerves. In this study the amount of pulse interval coded information, which could be embedded to the natural frequency coded information in axons without changing its information content, was evaluated with help of simulations. The simulations showed that attached to natural transmission there would flow even double amount of pulse interval coded information, parallel to the frequency coded information. In future there could be many useful applications of this capacity.

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