Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dr. John Girvin Presents 'Artificial Vision,' March 29

Chestertown, MD, March 22, 2007 — Is there new hope for the blind? The emerging technology of artificial vision will be explored when distinguished neurosurgeon Dr. John P. Girvin presents "Artificial Vision: Fact or Fiction?" at Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum on Thursday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Girvin recently served as Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is the former Chair of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.

Renowned for his work on epilepsy and brain aneurysms, Dr. Girwin also has been involved in the extraordinary advances made over the past two decades in the area of artificial vision, which his lecture here will describe.

"Artificial Vision: Fact or Fiction?" is presented by the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows, the Department of Art, the Daniel Z. Gibson/John A. Wagner Psychology Visitors Fund, the Premedical Committee and the Sigma Xi Chapter of Washington College. Admission is free and open to the public.

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