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Podcast: Using Light to control the Brain


Podcast: Using Light to control the Brain…..this approach—called optogenetics—could return controlled movement to mice suffering from Parkinson’s. Beyond controlling neural firing in the brain, scientists have recently found that by inserting another gene cells will glow green when they fire. That means they can watch the brain in detailed action, a step towards decoding its cryptic signals in order to understand just how our elusive brains work.

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