CONSISTENT CORTICAL RESPONSES FROM SUBCORTICALY DELIVERED ELECTRICAL STIMULI - A Study Oriented to Visual Prostheses

Fivos Panetsos, Elena Diaz-de Cerio, Abel Sanchez-Jimenez, Juan Jose Navarro-Valls, Jose A. Vega, Idoia Diaz-Guemes

Abstract

Loss of vision is one of the most important challenges for science nowadays and a large amount of work has been done in the development and implant of visual neuroprostheses. The applicability of retinal implants is restricted either because healthy retinal neurons and/or optic nerve are not always available or because of problems related to the retinal implants themselves. At the present alternatives are restricted to cortical prostheses which in turn have several physiological and technical limitations. In our communication we describe a direct proof for the feasibility of subcortical visual prostheses that would solve several of the limitations of the cortical ones. Our approach consists in stimulating the visual cortex of intact animals by means of visual stimuli and then to generate similar responses by means of electrical stimulation of the lateral geniculate nucleus.

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Panetsos F., Diaz-de Cerio E., Sanchez-Jimenez A., Navarro-Valls J., Vega J. and Diaz-Guemes I. (2009). CONSISTENT CORTICAL RESPONSES FROM SUBCORTICALY DELIVERED ELECTRICAL STIMULI - A Study Oriented to Visual Prostheses . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 155-160. DOI: 10.5220/0001510201550160


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Fivos Panetsos and Elena Diaz-de Cerio and Abel Sanchez-Jimenez and Juan Jose Navarro-Valls and Jose A. Vega and Idoia Diaz-Guemes},
title={CONSISTENT CORTICAL RESPONSES FROM SUBCORTICALY DELIVERED ELECTRICAL STIMULI - A Study Oriented to Visual Prostheses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={155-160},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001510201550160},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - CONSISTENT CORTICAL RESPONSES FROM SUBCORTICALY DELIVERED ELECTRICAL STIMULI - A Study Oriented to Visual Prostheses
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Panetsos F.
AU - Diaz-de Cerio E.
AU - Sanchez-Jimenez A.
AU - Navarro-Valls J.
AU - Vega J.
AU - Diaz-Guemes I.
PY - 2009
SP - 155
EP - 160
DO - 10.5220/0001510201550160