A New Implant for Blind People Jacks Directly Into the Brain

Researchers have successfully bypassed the eyes with a brain implant that allows rudimentary vision

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These are the electrical signals from Bernardeta Gómez’s brain. Each box represents one of the electrodes, and the squiggly lines within each box show the signals from her neurons firing. Image: Russ Juskalian

By Russ Juskalian

“Allí,” says Bernardeta Gómez in her native Spanish, pointing to a large black line running across a white sheet of cardboard propped at arm’s length in…

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