High-resolution electrical stimulation of primate retina for epiretinal implant design.

@article{Sekirnjak2008HighresolutionES,
  title={High-resolution electrical stimulation of primate retina for epiretinal implant design.},
  author={Chris Sekirnjak and Pawel Hottowy and Alexander Sher and Wladyslaw Dabrowski and Alan M. Litke and E. J. Chichilnisky},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 17},
  pages={4446-56}
}
The development of retinal implants for the blind depends crucially on understanding how neurons in the retina respond to electrical stimulation. This study used multielectrode arrays to stimulate ganglion cells in the peripheral macaque retina, which is very similar to the human retina. Analysis was restricted to parasol cells, which form one of the major high-resolution visual pathways in primates. Individual cells were characterized using visual stimuli, and subsequently targeted for… CONTINUE READING
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