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Artificial Vision: What People With Bionic Eyes See

Visual prostheses, or “bionic eyes”, promise to provide artificial vision to visually impaired people who could previously see. The devices consist of micro-electrodes surgically placed in or near one eye, along the optic nerve (which transmits impulses from the eye to the brain), or in the brain. The micro-electrodes stimulate the parts of the visual […]

Purkinje Cell Activation In Oculomotor Vermis Biases Saccade Trajectory

A method for inserting a gene into specific cell types in the adult brain has been developed in an animal model by researchers at the University of Washington. Recent work shows that the approach can be used to alter the function of brain circuits and change behavior. Gregory Horwitz, associate professor of physiology and biophysics […]