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Controlling the Brain with Light - Ed Boyden's Photonics West 2011 presentation

spie.org In this 10minute presentation from the BiOS Hot Topics session at Photonics West 2011, Ed Boyden talks about his research at MIT.youtube.com...
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Optogenetics: The ultimate 'light bulb' moment | The Brain Bank

Optogenetics: The ultimate 'light bulb' moment | The Brain Bank | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
In fact, why not use light itself to control neurons; to control minds? How would you turn neurons deep in the dark depths of your brain into light-responders?……….Welcome to optogenetics ('opto' comes from 'optos', Greek for ...
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Robot Reveals the Inner Workings of Brain Cells - Product Design & Development

Robot Reveals the Inner Workings of Brain Cells - Product Design & Development | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Zee NewsRobot Reveals the Inner Workings of Brain CellsProduct Design & DevelopmentHe hopes it will also inspire neuroscientists to pursue other kinds of robotic automation — such as in optogenetics, the use of light to perturb targeted neural circuits...
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New light technology could spot and help cure diseases earlier - PressZoom (press release)

New light technology could spot and help cure diseases earlierPressZoom (press release)Professor Dholakia said: “Our new understanding and applications of light can also impact in other areas of biology and medicine such as the emergent field of...
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Review: Optogenetic Investigation of Neural Circuits Underlying ...

Review: Optogenetic Investigation of Neural Circuits Underlying ... | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
While the real emphasis of their review is on using optogenetics for behavioral research and they only mention vision in passing with a couple of nods to two of Busskamp's papers, the article really does a good job of ...
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Specific protein triggers changes in neurons in brain reward center linked to ... - Science Daily (press release)

Specific protein triggers changes in neurons in brain reward center linked to ...Science Daily (press release)Using the protein's light-activated form in real time, in a technique known as optogenetics, investigators were also able to block...
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Institute faculty share prestigious neuroscience prize - MIT News

Institute faculty share prestigious neuroscience prize - MIT News | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Institute faculty share prestigious neuroscience prizeMIT NewsOptogenetics is a technology in which neurons are genetically engineered to respond to light.
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Brain Machine Interfaces

Brain Machine Interfaces | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
This volume follows on from the symposium "Brain Machine Interfaces - Implications for science, clinical practice and society", held on August 26th-29th 2010 in Ystad, Sweden, and features contributions from pioneers and leading scientists in the...
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Let there be light: New technology illuminates neuronal conversations in the brain - Saey - 2010 - Science News - Wiley Online Library

Let there be light: New technology illuminates neuronal conversations in the brain - Saey - 2010 - Science News - Wiley Online Library | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
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Using Wi-Fi for more than web surfing - ConsumerSearch Productopia (blog)

Using Wi-Fi for more than web surfing - ConsumerSearch Productopia (blog) | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Using Wi-Fi for more than web surfingConsumerSearch Productopia (blog)This is referred to as optogenetics, a science that is several years old, but until now, has been limited by the need for expensive and bulky physical equipment, including lasers...
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Light stimulus triggers memory recollection - Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Light stimulus triggers memory recollectionJohns Hopkins News-LetterThis feat, achieved for the first time recently, is called optogenetics, and it is powerful enough to use brief pulses of light to control genetically modified neurons and...
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The Missing Links: Optogenetics - Controlling the brain with light

The Missing Links: Optogenetics - Controlling the brain with light | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Optogenetics - Controlling the brain with light. Video here. An interesting article on the subject is here. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. at 4/05/2012 08:32:00 AM ...
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The Brain Is Full Of Surprises - WOUB

The Brain Is Full Of Surprises - WOUB | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
WOUBThe Brain Is Full Of SurprisesWOUBThe researchers used an innovative technique called optogenetics, through which genetically-modified neurons can be controlled with a brief pulse of light–an approach to altering neurons that's considerably more...
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Nature | Seven Days - Nature.com

Nature | Seven Days - Nature.com | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Nature | Seven DaysNature.comNew to US academy Among the 84 members elected to the US National Academy of Sciences on 2 May were Karl Deisseroth, an optogenetics researcher at Stanford University in California, and planetary scientist Robin Canup...
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Optogenetics: Controlling Brain Circuits with Light

Optogenetics: Controlling Brain Circuits with Light | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK, have invented a new technology – the ability to control specific cells, embedded within dense neural circuits, with light. This could be used to treat ...
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How Good is Your Government?

Measuring the quality of governance is a challenge for social scientists trying to assess a country's ability to deliver public services to its citizens.
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Optogenetics: Unlocking the secrets of the brain with light - Humans Invent

Optogenetics: Unlocking the secrets of the brain with lightHumans InventBy Leo Kent Optogenetics is only 12-years-old which makes it, in scientific terms, a mere toddler.
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New centre aims to understand how intelligence arises from brain's circuits - Wellcome Trust

New centre aims to understand how intelligence arises from brain's circuits - Wellcome Trust | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Wellcome TrustNew centre aims to understand how intelligence arises from brain's circuitsWellcome TrustHe has pioneered a revolutionary new technique known as 'optogenetics' that uses flashes of light to trigger specific nerve cells to fire - a...
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Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize - Medical Xpress

Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize - Medical Xpress | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience prizeMedical XpressThis year's Perl Prize is being awarded to Deisseroth, Boyden and Zhang for the "Development and application of optogenetics for studying neural circuit functions." A major goal...
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A brief guide to neuroscience - The Guardian

A brief guide to neuroscience - The Guardian | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
A brief guide to neuroscienceThe GuardianOptogenetics involves genetically altering brain cells to be sensitive to light and then using fibre optic cables to stimulate them.
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Optogenetics Illuminates Brain Function, January 6, 2010, Kuehn 303 (1): 20 — JAMA

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Optogenetics: Controlling Brain Circuits with Light

Optogenetics: Controlling Brain Circuits with Light. Professor Ed Boyden. A F Harvey Prize Lecture, 19 June 2012, Savoy Place, London. 13 April 2012 News. >> Play live webcast. About the presentation.
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Optogenetics: A light switch for neurons | MIT video

Optogenetics: A light switch for neurons | MIT video | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
This animation illustrates optogenetics -- a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. Ed ...
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Brain Mechanism For Reward Enjoyment - New Insight - Medical News Today

Brain Mechanism For Reward Enjoyment - New Insight - Medical News Today | Optogenetics | Scoop.it
Brain Mechanism For Reward Enjoyment - New InsightMedical News TodayHowever, techniques like those were unable to rapidly and specifically alter just one particular type of cell or one type of connection in contrast to optogenetics, a novel...
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TEDxStanford: Illumination (May 19, 2012)

On May 19, 2012, TEDxStanford will 'illuminate' everything from engineering to entrepreneurship to the arts. Tickets go on sale online at 9AM on April 9. For more information...
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