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Teaching the Brain to See Again

What if you could flip a switch and restore vision to a blind person? It sounds near-miraculous. And, yet, since the 1970s scientists have been trying to do just that. If they succeed, it won’t be a miracle. It will be a triumph of neuroscience and technology. William Dobelle created the first “bionic eye” technology […]

The Economist on Neurotechnologies

Brain-computer interfaces sound like the stuff of science fiction. Andrew Palmer sorts the reality from the hype IN THE gleaming facilities of the Wyss Centre for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, a lab technician takes a well plate out of an incubator. Each well contains a tiny piece of brain tissue derived from human stem […]