Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

Optogenetics: A light switch for neurons

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.

Animations courtesy of Sputnik Animation.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Category: Research | Updated 3 months ago

Created
June 06, 2011 12:56
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
10180 times

More from McGovern Institute for Brain Research

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Yichang Jia

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Yich...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:28:53 | 391 views

2011 McGovern Symposium: Josh Huang

2011 McGovern Symposium: Josh Huang

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:00:00 | 8737 views

McGovern Institute Magic Mug

McGovern Institute Magic Mug

Added over 2 years ago | 00:00:40 | 2239 views

Blind Mice, No Longer

Blind Mice, No Longer

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:03:45 | 16016 views

Viral Vector: BacMam-GFP

Viral Vector: BacMam-GFP

Added over 4 years ago | 00:00:32 | 10091 views

Meet Guoping Feng

Meet Guoping Feng

Added over 2 years ago | 00:05:25 | 2714 views