MacArthur Awardee Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, Helping Blind People See
Find out how one MacArthur Fellow is making inroads in helping blind people see. Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, a professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, was one of 24 people named in September as a 2013 MacArthur Fellow for her work in developing a prosthetic device to restore sight. Here in this TED video, she describes how the technique she developed to use neural codes to bypass damaged retinal networks in blind mice could be applied to develop new prosthetic hearing devices and even a prosthetic that could help a stroke patient regain lost speech. See the full story in the Nov. 7 issue of Neurology Today.