Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

Edward S. Boyden
Jul 1, 2011

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MIT Tech TV

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. Ed Boyden, the co-inventor of this technology, is a professor at the MIT Media Lab and at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, where he continues to develop new technologies for controlling brain activity. Video courtesy of MIT TechTV.

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