optogenetics
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.
Image of the Day: Power Move 
Image of the Day: Power Move 
The Scientist Staff | Jul 25, 2017
When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves
Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2016
In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.
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Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
The History of Optogenetics Revised
The History of Optogenetics Revised
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2016
Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 11, 2016
With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.
Neurons Compete to Form Memories
Neurons Compete to Form Memories
Tanya Lewis | Jul 21, 2016
The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.
Neural Basis of Risk Aversion
Neural Basis of Risk Aversion
Catherine Offord | Mar 24, 2016
Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.