Sunday, October 28, 2012

Brain map predicts people’s ‘visual world’

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — Scientists have created a map of vision in the brain based upon an individual’s brain structure, even for people who cannot see

Nearly 100 years after a British neurologist first mapped the blind spots caused by missile wounds to the brains of soldiers, Perelman School of Medicine researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have perfected his map using modern-day technology.
Their result can, among other things, guide efforts to restore vision using a neural prosthesis that stimulates the surface of the brain. The study appears in the latest issue of Current Biology.

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