Optogenetic stimulation of the auditory pathway for research and future prosthetics

@article{Moser2015OptogeneticSO,
  title={Optogenetic stimulation of the auditory pathway for research and future prosthetics},
  author={Tobias Moser},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={29-36}
}
  • T. Moser
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Sound is encoded by spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) in the hearing organ, the cochlea, with great temporal, spectral and intensity resolution. When hearing fails, electric stimulation by implanted prostheses can partially restore hearing. Optical stimulation promises a fundamental advance of hearing restoration over electric prostheses since light can be conveniently focused and hence might dramatically improve frequency resolution of sound encoding. Combining optogenetic manipulation of neurons… Expand
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