Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Characterization of retinal ganglion cells firing patterns evoked by optical and electrical stimulation

 July 17 2018

Seminar lecture in the framework of International doctoral school in Science

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Sala Riunioni, ore 14.00 Via dei Musei 41 - Brescia (Italy)

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Giada BIANCHETTI (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)

Chairperson: Ph.D student Paolo FRANCESCHINI

Abstract: Although outer retinal diseases cause a progressive damage of photoreceptors, artificial stimulation can be exploited as an attempt to restore vision by exciting surviving retinal cells. The development of effective prosthesis requires the characterization of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) response to the external stimulus. In this study, we investigate a method of RGC excitation through light pulses, for generating and, further, characterizing precise temporal patterns of spikes reproducing those normally evoked in healthy vision.