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frequency selective control of cortical networks by thalamus using optogenetics

Posted comment on ´Frequency-selective control of cortical and subcortical networks by central thalamus` by  J. Liu, H.J. Lee, A.J. Weitz, Z. Fang, P. Lin, M. Choy, R. 2,060 more words

Neuronal Firing

From SA: "He May Have Invented One of Neuroscience's Biggest Advances--but You've Never Heard of Him"

Scientific American

September 6, 2016
Anna Vlasits

Credit: KIYOSHI TAKAHASE SEGUNDO Getty Images, iStockphoto, Thinkstock

The next revolution in medicine just might come from a new lab technique that makes neurons sensitive to light. 3,312 more words

Applied Research & Technology

Aging Well – As a member of an astonishing species

“Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.” – Mark Twain

Homo sapiens: That’s the scientific name of the primate group of animals we humans belong to. 1,120 more words

Aging Well

Mind control: New light technology can manipulate memories, emotions and thoughts

Source: NaturalNews.com
Amy Goodrich
August 31, 2016

New research on mice has shown that blue light stimulation of brain cells can recover memories in mice with Alzheimer’s disease… 559 more words


The Quest for Mice With Frickin' Laser Beams (Pointed At Their Brains), Building A Laser Controller

is working on a research project involving optogenetics. From what we were able to piece together optogenetics is like this: someone genetically modifies a mouse to have cell behaviors which can activated by light sensitive proteins. 308 more words

Laser Hacks

Scanbox does 2p-SLM stimulation! (And the mystery of the disappearing cell)

Scanbox is almost ready for in-vivo, two photon stimulation using spatial light modulators!  In our first set of experiments we are are testing the system in SOM cells co-expressing  520 more words


ARC Review: I.D.

I.D. by Emma Ríos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A dystopian tale that analyzes the conflict between perception and identity through the struggle of three people who consider a ‘body transplant’ as a solution to their lives. 283 more words