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kqedscience:

Brain Control in a Flash of Light
A fiber optic system developed by Dr. Karl Deisseroth can trigger activity within the brain of a free-moving mouse. Read more about Deisseroth and other scientists who have been working on a way to turn brain cells on and off using genetic engineering and light from nytimes​. 
And check out a video from the QUEST archives to learn how his research could help treat depression.

kqedscience:

Brain Control in a Flash of Light

A fiber optic system developed by Dr. Karl Deisseroth can trigger activity within the brain of a free-moving mouse. Read more about Deisseroth and other scientists who have been working on a way to turn brain cells on and off using genetic engineering and light from nytimes​. 

And check out a video from the QUEST archives to learn how his research could help treat depression.