Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice

By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.

By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.

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Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics
Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2018
A new protein may allow researchers to home in on individual neurons, determining their activity minute by minute.
DBS with Nanoparticle-Based Optogenetics Modifies Behavior in Mice
DBS with Nanoparticle-Based Optogenetics Modifies Behavior in Mice
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers develop a new technique to selectively activate neurons deep in the rodent brain, taking a step toward noninvasive brain stimulation for neurological disorders.
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2017
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2017
Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.
Flickers of Hope
Flickers of Hope
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Li-Huei Tsai began her career in cancer biology, then took a fearless leap into neuroscience, making singular breakthroughs along the way.
To Each His Own
To Each His Own
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2017
Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
The Scientist Staff | Aug 30, 2017
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.