Jul 26, 2016

We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions By Linking Retinas To Chips

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, genetics, neuroscience

Many folks are not aware that one of the early detections of GBM is through a person’s weakened eyesight as well as Ophthalmologist examinations.

The retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli.

There is a genetically transmitted disease that causes the eyeballs to twitch back and forth, and it’s called Nystagmus. It impacts 1 in 1,500 men. Notably, it has been recently discovered that the twitching is caused by the miscalculations done by the retinal neurons in converting visual stimuli into electrical signals.

Now, rabbits are helping us figure out how this disease operates (and could be fixed).

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