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No Implants Needed For Precise Control Deep Into the Brain

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: In April, Guoping Feng and colleagues at MIT, along with [Karl Deisseroth, a neuroscientist and bioengineer at Stanford University] demonstrated a minimally invasive optogenetic system that required drilling a small hole in the ...

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No Implants Needed For Precise Control Deep Into the Brain

No Implants Needed For Precise Control Deep Into the Brain

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: In April, Guoping Feng and colleagues at MIT, along with [Karl Deisseroth, a neuroscientist and bioengineer at Stanford University] ...

How Scientists Are Using Ultrasound To Control Genes, Cells and More

How Scientists Are Using Ultrasound To Control Genes, Cells and More

Ultrasound isn’t just for images. Sonogenetics and other promising technologies let researchers use focused sound waves to control genes and entire cells deep in the tissues of living ...

Optogenetics in Cellular Biology and Human Disease Models

Optogenetics in Cellular Biology and Human Disease Models

Optogenetics is a combination of the manipulation of genes and optics in living tissues. This technique uses light-responsive proteins called opsins. This allows scientists to switch ...

Laser holograms stimulate brain cells in mice to probe roots of perception and hallucination

Laser holograms stimulate brain cells in mice to probe roots of perception and hallucination

Triggering a handful of neurons may be enough to conjure a visual experience

Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit

Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit

Optogenetics, the technique of manipulating individual neurons with light in order to study the brain, gets a futuristic upgrade with the help of machine learning and blood-brain-barrier ...

Construction Process Builds Brain Circuits

Construction Process Builds Brain Circuits

A novel technique turns brain cells into circuit components

Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory

Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.

New Research Offers Minimally Invasive Approach to Deep Brain Stimulation

New Research Offers Minimally Invasive Approach to Deep Brain Stimulation

Work by Viviana Gradinaru, the 2020 grand prize winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation, could also target the nervous system outside the brain and spinal column.

Illuminating the Brain

Illuminating the Brain

Top: Boyden (left) and Deisseroth Bottom: Hegemann (left) and Miesenböck  

A Brief Tour Through the Wild West of Neural Interfaces

A Brief Tour Through the Wild West of Neural Interfaces

The future of a successful brain probe is one that can integrate multiple functions—electrical, light, chemical, magnetism—into a single probe.

Will It Ever Be Possible to Understand the Human Brain?

Will It Ever Be Possible to Understand the Human Brain?

Despite technical breakthroughs like Elon Musk’s Neuralink, scientists still have no reliable model of how the brain actually works. But a…