Monkeys Taught To See Without Eyes Using A Brain Stimulation Device

Monkeys Taught To See Without Eyes Using A Brain Stimulation Device
Monkeys Taught To See Without Eyes Using A Brain Stimulation Device

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Monkeys were taught to see without eyes using a brain stimulation device. Implants were placed in two macaques on the visual cortex of the brain. They are now able to recognize the shapes of the blindfold letters. Scientists are confident that these revolutionary technologies will help people who have lost their eyesight to see again.

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Most of these implants are designed to be placed in the retina of the eye, but they will not help people whose optic nerve has been damaged. According to scientists, the visual cortex of the brain is a bit like a movie screen in our heads. Experimental monkeys can already recognize 16 letters using digital signals.

“Artificial vision with this kind of stimulation is a difficult target. But any level of artificial vision is better than being blind, so even such devices are worth developing, "- reports New Scientist, as quoted by Professor John Pesaris of Harvard Medical School. He notes that it is impossible to achieve perfect vision with the help of implants, but it will help to improve the quality of life for some people.

Plus-one.ru previously said that COVID-19 can impair vision. The virus is able to remain in the tissues of the eye for two months after recovery.

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