Chichilnisky Lab - Media

Restoring Sight to the Blind

Work by a researcher at Stanford could restore vision to the blind, using technology. This technology may also be a gateway to neural augmentation!  We discuss the astounding neuroscience and engineering behind all this with the professor who's making it happen.

Loup Ventures Neurotech Podcast on developing a high-fidelity artificial retina

Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky's lab is developing next-generation retinal prostheses to help restore sight to people with retinal degeneration. His approach relies on activating specific types of retinal cells that perform specific functions based on the image the patient should see, instead of activating retinal cells indiscriminately. The line between therapeutic and augmentative uses of neurotechnology is very fine.

Stanford Researcher Perfecting Electronic-Brain Communication 

The work of Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery, E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD, on rebuilding the retina with electronics, is highlighted in this German Television piece about the future of brain-computer interface. 

Stanford Scientists Seek to Speak the Brain’s Language to Heal its Disease

The Stanford News Service takes a look at the latest advances in treating neurological diseases with brain-computer interfaces, highlighting the work of several faculty in Stanford's Department of Neurosurgery.

Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery Creating Wireless Cyborg Eyes for the Blind

E.J. Chichilnisky, professor of neurosurgery, is working to help blind people see again by creating implantable devices that revolutionize the way electronic devices interface with the brain.

Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery Working to Create Bionic Eye

Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky, Professor of Neurosurgery and Opthalmology is working to create an implantable device, similar to a cochlear implant for deaf people, that would help restore vision for the blind.

Is The Cure for Blindness Bionic Googles?

The work of two Stanford teams, including one led by Professor of Neurosurgery, E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD, working on finding a solution for blindness through bionic googles and an implant, is explored in this TrendInTech piece.

Stanford NeuroTechnology Initiative

A multi-disciplinary team at the Stanford Neuroscience Institute has set out to develop the next generation of neural interfaces that match the resolution and performance of the biological circuitry.  

'Artificial Vision' May Soon Be More Natural

This Medical Daily report highlights the work being done by Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery, E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD, on reproducing natural patterns of activity in the retina using electrical stimulation.

Neural Diagrams Help Explain Color Vision

A team of scientists, including Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery, E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD, created the first complete characterization of a circuit in a vertebrate nervous system.

How The Retina Works

Scientists say their recent findings suggest that the nervous system operates with higher precision than previously appreciated and that apparent irregularities in individual cells may actually be coordinated and finely tuned.