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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.

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McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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