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Sheila Nirenberg:
A prosthetic eye to treat blindness

TEDMED 2011 · 10:01 · Filmed Oct 2011
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Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness
10:01 · Filmed October 2011 at TEDMED 2011 · Subtitles available in 28 languages

At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.

Neuroscientist
Sheila Nirenberg studies how the brain encodes information — possibly allowing us to decode it, and maybe develop prosthetic sensory devices. Full bio
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