Kerry J. Halupka

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In nature, systems which visually process the world around them, in computationally efficient manners, have evolved over millions of years. The brain of an insect, which is smaller than a grain of rice, and with less than a million neurons, can effectively engage in computationally challenging tasks. For example, visually detecting and discriminating small(More)
We developed a biologically inspired model for detection and pursuit of small targets against complex backgrounds and tested it in a closed-loop flight arena. A winner-takes-all network of local feature detectors based on insect Small Target Motion Detector (STMD) neurons was used to direct the gaze of a camera mimicking the viewpoint of the pursuer in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Different frequency bands of the local field potential (LFP) have been shown to reflect neuronal activity occurring at varying cortical scales. As such, recordings of the LFP may offer a novel way to test the efficacy of neural prostheses and allow improvement of stimulation strategies via neural feedback. Here we use LFP measurements from visual(More)
OBJECTIVE Simultaneous electrical stimulation of multiple electrodes has shown promise in diversifying the responses that can be elicited by retinal prostheses compared to interleaved single electrode stimulation. However, the effects of interactions between electrodes are not well understood and clinical trials with simultaneous stimulation have produced(More)
Purpose Simultaneous stimulation of multiple retinal electrodes in normally sighted animals shows promise in improving the resolution of retinal prostheses. However, the effects of simultaneous stimulation on degenerate retinae remain unknown. Therefore, we investigated the characteristics of cortical responses to multielectrode stimulation of the(More)
Retinal implants for restoring partial vision to people with degenerative photoreceptor diseases consist of an array of electrodes implanted on the retina which can be driven according to images captured by a camera via stimulation electronics. In the past two decades this technology has progressed from prototypes, through clinical trials, through to the(More)
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