Chichilnisky Lab - Media
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.