Structure of the Optical Nerves ??
rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Fri Sep 8 12:45:44 EST 1995
On 7 Sep 1995, Hawley K. Rising III wrote:
> In message <42kme5$hgr at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> - Eugene Leitl
> <ui22204 at sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de> writes:
> >> : Hi,
> >> : I have studied Electronics.
> >> : A friend of mine is blind on one eye. Isn't it possible
> >> : To connect light sensors (or a complete optical camera chip)
> >> : to the optical nerve in the eye ?
> >The problem is: if the retina's gone, you have to mimick the
> >its function with a circuit/algorithm (I totally ignore interacing
> >difficulties here). The information compression factor is 126:1, a lot
> >of processing horsepower (well beyond any current/near future
> >supercomputer according to Moravec. And he's too optimistic, imo).
> Why is this information compression, and why is it beyond a supercomputer?
> I've seen no information which indicates that it goes 126:1 *retaining* all
> the information, only that its 126:1.
> Hawley Rising
> rising at a.crl.com
A liquid crystal display with a telflon
coat on the screen may allow the nerve cells to connect up and
learn to use the information created by the changing charges on the
TV screen. Ron Blue
More information about the Neur-sci