Shinji Shimizu

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The stimulation electrodes of cochlear implants are covered by a lymph liquid with high electrical conductivity, which causes the transmitted information to be reduced by channel interaction. Even if this problem were solved, the stimulation regions may be discrete; therefore, there may be regions in which the electrode array cannot stimulate selectively.(More)
Nearly all bodily processes exhibit circadian rhythmicity. As a consequence, the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of a drug may also vary with time of day. The objective of this study was to investigate diurnal variation in processes that regulate drug concentrations in the brain, focusing on P-glycoprotein (P-gp). This efflux transporter(More)
We have proposed the tripolar electrode stimulation method (TESM) for narrowing the stimulation region and continuously moving the stimulation site for cochlear implants. The TESM stimulates the auditory nerve array using three adjacent electrodes which are selected among the electrodes of an electrode array within the lymphatic fluid. Current is emitted(More)
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