Below is a collection of recent podcasts, videos, and media articles relating to our work.
What does the eye tell the brain? Stanford researchers have found individual differences in how primate retinas process light stimuli and transmit visual signals to the brain.
In an article about Stanford research on restoration of function for a variety of neurodegenerative disorders, Prof. Chichilnisky explains how the Stanford Artificial Retina Project is building a neural interface device that can reproduce the natural neural signals in the retina and can also be harnessed as a scientific instrument to better understand vision.
Members of the team, including Chichilnisky and his collaborators in Stanford’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments, recently announced they have devised a way to solve that problem by significantly compressing the massive amounts of visual data that all those neurons in the eye create. They discuss their advance in a study published in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. A condensed decription can be viewed here.
In this article, 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, including Dr. Chichilnisky.
The work of Dr. Chichilnisky is showcased in this introduction to the retina as one of the best-understood and most accessible avenues to the brain.
In addition to discussing Dr. Chichilnisky’s concept for a next-generation artificial retina, this article introduces the work of Dr. Palanker, a close collaborator in the Stanford Artificial Retina Project, who has already built a functional retinal implant.
This article is a brief overview of the work of both Dr. Chichilnisky and Dr. Palanker and their shared goal of finding a solution for blindness through bionic goggles and a retinal implant.
This brief report summarizes Dr. Chichilnisky’s work on reproducing natural patterns of activity in the retina using electrical stimulation
Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky describes progress toward a high-fidelity artificial retina at the Brain Mind Summit in 2023. This 11-minute presentation is a quick introduction to this unique approach to treating incurable blindness.
Interview with Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky at the BrainMind Summit 2023, about the science behind the Stanford Artificial Retina Project and the unique environment at Stanford university that makes it possible.
Toward a High Fidelity Retina: an implanted device that will faithfully reproduce the "neural code" of the retina
Full-length presentation (50 minutes + Q&A) by E.J. Chichilnisky at the University of California, Irvine Department of Ophthalmology in 2023, describing in detail the approach to treating incurable blindness that is behind the Stanford Artificial Retina Project.
Sensorium: Enhancing the World of Perception was an all day event which focused on our senses and what Stanford Medicine is doing to protect, enhance, and in some cases, even restore them. In this 9-minute video, E.J. Chichilnisky explores the sense of sight and what his team is doing to restore vision and the future of advances in this field.
Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky summarizes his approach for developing high-resolution artificial retinas at the Stanford Brain Mind Summit in 2018. This 20-minute presentation is a quick introduction into the complexities involved when tackling an enormous task such as curing blindness.
Dr. Chichilnisky’s work is showcased in this 7-minute German-language video. Rebuilding the retina with electronics and the future of brain-computer interfaces in general are discussed.
In this 5-minute presentation from the IdeasLab at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dr. Chichilnisky presents a brief overview of how understanding the retina at a cellular level promises to improve retinal implants.
Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky describes how an artificial retina that his team is developing may not only restore vision to people who are blind, but also may permit augmentation of vision, and open the door to developing other advanced brain interfaces. This 5-minute interview gives a quick overview of the ideas.
While it sounds like science fiction, the possibility of engineering an artificial retina, a bionic eye, is closer than you might think. EJ Chichilnisky is the John R Adler professor of neurosurgery and a professor of opthalmology here at Stanford, where he leads the Stanford Artificial Retina Project. His team is engineering an electronic implant to restore vision to people blinded by incurable retinal disease. In other words, they are prototyping a bionic eye.
Dr. Chichilnisky discusses the Artificial Retina Project and his lab's research on the Neural Implant Podcast - The People Behind Brain-Machine Interface Revolutions.
A short 20-minute overview of the technology used in the Stanford Artificial Retina Project. This interview with Dr. Chichilnisky is a good introduction to what sets the Project’s approach apart from other neural interfaces. It touches on the broader implications of this work and neurotechnology in general.
An in-depth 80 minute podcast containing a detailed discussion of the neuroscience and engineering behind the Stanford Artificial Retina Project. Rob Reid’s interview with Dr. Chichilnisky touches on many of the challenges and opportunities involved in restoring vision to the blind, such as implant technology, cell-type specific stimulation, and neural augmentation.