Pieter R. Roelfsema (MD, PhD) is director of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. He is professor in Amsterdam and affiliated with the Institute de la Vision in Paris. He received a NWO-VICI award and two ERC-Advanced grants. He studies visual perception, plasticity, memory and consciousness in the visual system of animals, humans, and with neural networks. He develops the neurotechnology for high-bandwidth visual prostheses for blind people, aiming to restore a rudimentary form of sight. Roelfsema coordinates the Dutch neurotechnology initiative NeuroTech-NL. In 2019 he co-founded the start-up company Phosphoenix that aims to develop a visual brain prosthesis.
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