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Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light

Started by Unbeliever, August 31, 2011, 02:39:35 pm

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Unbeliever

I recently read an article about this in one of last year's Scientific American editions, and I expect some of y'all will find it of immense interst. These techniques hold much promise for the future of brain research and the mitigation of brain disoders.

Optogenetics

Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light

Optogenetics: Controlling the brain with light

Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light
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