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Dr. Michael M. Chorost, Ph.D.

Michael M. Chorost was born in 1964 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He received his B.A. from Brown University and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. Since then, he's received a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature and Philosophy of Language.

Dr. Michael Chorost (pronounced "kor-ist") is an internationally-known authority on cochlear implants and the social issues raised by advances in medical technology. He was born with severe hearing loss in both ears due to an epidemic of rubella. He learned to talk after getting hearing aids at age 3½.

Having lost his remaining hearing, Dr. Chorost received a cochlear implant in 2001. This experience was chronicled in his book, Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). It won the PEN/USA Book Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2006 and has been optioned for the screen. It has also been published in the UK and translated into Japanese. Dr. Chorost has been featured in numerous national and international periodicals, has been a guest on radio and television programs in the U.S. and Great Britain, and has given book readings at education and research centers and conferences, including at the Conference for World Affairs, and the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disorders. He has also been widely published in scientific and popular journals. He wrote the screenplay for a TV special on brain implants titled The 22nd Century, which aired on PBS in January 2007. He teaches at the University of San Francisco, and continues to work as a freelance writer and public speaker. He has a cat named Elvis, who is a major character in his book. His website is http://www.michaelchorost.com.

After becoming intrigued with the mystery of the crop circle phenomenon, during June and July 1990, he traveled to England spending three weeks studying the enigma first-hand.

Mr. Chorost published his first article on the subject, titled "The Summer 1990 Crop Circles" co-authored with Colin Andrews in the December 1990 issue of the MUFON UFO Journal. He serves on the MUFON staff as the Crop Circle Specialist.

 

Sources:

http://med.brown.edu/news/frontiers/bio.html
MUFON 1991 International UFO Symposium Proceedings
 
 
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