Researchers induced arm movements in macaque monkeys by using optogenetics to target the motor cortex.
Using optogenetics to stimulate the amygdala, researchers intensify the desire to consume cocaine in rats.
Researchers have developed a novel technique that allows them to insert a gene into Perkinje cells in the adult brain. This approach, researchers say, could be used to change behavior and alter the function of brain circuits.
Using optogenetics to activate dopamine receptors in the ventral tegmental area could help people regain consciousness following general anesthesia, researchers report.
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Researchers develop a highly flexible neural probe, created from polymers, which can both record and optically stimulate neural activity in the spinal cord of mice.
Researchers have developed a fiber-optic, two-photon optogenetic simulator which can be used to stimulate a light sensitive protein introduced into neurons and living cells in the brain. The researchers suggest this technology would be a useful tool for the BRAIN mapping initiative.
Simply activating a tiny number of neurons can conjure an entire memory. Our fond or fearful memories — that first...