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Researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Stanford University have reported evidence indicating that the brain knows how to integrate natural and artificial vision while maintaining processing information important to vision. The research shows potential for treating macular degeneration.
An artificial retina, built from tiny electrodes smaller in width than a human hair, is able to electrically stimulate the remaining retinal cells and results in partial visual restoration.
“We used a unique projection system which stimulated either natural vision, artificial vision, or a combination of natural and artificial vision, while simultaneously recording the cortical responses in rodents implanted with a subretinal…READ MORE