Chichilnisky Lab - Media
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.