Neurons talk to themselves?!

According to Professor Larry Roberts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, describing tinnitus:  “… neurons are meant to talk to each other.  When the ear stops talking to them, usually because of hearing loss, they start talking to themselves and this in turn generates the ringing.”  Read this fascinating article on the Hear It web site about research into the cause of tinnitus.  Additional Hear It articles are available at What Self-Talk Reveals about the Brain