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"I'm very taken by mythology. I read it at a very early age and kept on reading it. Before I discovered science fiction I was reading mythology."
- Roger Zelazny

Neuronic Receptor-Transmitter  
  A device which, implanted in the brain, can both transmit sight and sound, and enable control of the body by a remote operator.  

Brand Fanshaw survived a terrible crashlanding following a return from the Moon. His body survived - but the front of his brain was destroyed. His body could be repaired, but the person was forever gone.

Gifted surgeon Charlie Masson, however, knew how to animate Fanshaw's body - after a fashion.

In the jar was a tiny metal cylinder... originating and radiating from the cylinder itself, were hundreds and hundreds of the finest silvery wires...

"The cylinder? I call it the neuronic receptor-transmitter... You know that nerve currents - brain currents are the same fundamentally - are partly electrical. Small electric currents can stimulate them. And a small wire, for instance, can pick up the current a nerve generates, transmitting a motor or sensory impulse just as a nerve itself would do, though in an entirely electrical form...

...inside his skull, where the frontal region of his brain was located, is a little cylinder, that neuronic receptor-transmitter. It's wires are carefully embedded in the proper nerve ends.

From Masson's Secret, by Raymond Z. Gallun.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1939
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Using the associated neuronic control apparatus, which communicated with the receptor-transmitter via radio waves, Masson could not only see and hear what Fanshaw's body saw and felt, he could also control Fanshaw's body.

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