Researchers report they have identified the first natural light-gated potassium channel-rhodopsins.
Increasing synchronization of neurons in the upstream brain region that transmits information leads to a significant improvement in the transmission of information and information processing in the downstream region.
Researchers used optogenetics techniques to stimulate specific brain areas to increase neurogenesis and the production of neural stem cells to improve memory, cognition, and emotional processing in animal models.
Brain mapping study reveals memory engrams are widely distributed throughout the brain, including among regions not previously realized.
Researchers have identified a neural circuit that helps suppress the execution of planned actions in response to specific cues.
A newly developed system dubbed Opto-vTrap can temporarily trap vesicles from being released from brain cells.
A new neuro-optics technique can manipulate memory consolidation in mouse models by hindering long-term potentiation. Researchers say eliminating local LTP in the hippocampus erased memories. The method could be used to isolate memory formation at the cellular level.
Researchers use two-photon imaging and optogenetics to isolate and study brain capillaries in animal models.