optogenetics
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Dec 9, 2015
The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.
Life Scientists Honored
Life Scientists Honored
Karen Zusi | Nov 9, 2015
Breakthrough Prizes of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work in optogenetics, disease-associated mutation analyses, and ancient DNA sequencing.
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2015
Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics
Holding Neurons Steady
Holding Neurons Steady
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.
Negative Thinking
Negative Thinking
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.
Stimulating Neurons with Sound
Stimulating Neurons with Sound
Kate Yandell | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers present sonogenetics, a technique to activate select Caenorhabditis elegans neurons with ultrasound waves.
The Brain on Fear
The Brain on Fear
Ruth Williams | Jun 25, 2015
Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.