Scientists have built an 'off switch' for the #brain


Updated April 29, 2014 ● 394 views
Scientists have built an 'off switch' for the #brain

Scientists have developed an 'off-switch' for the brain to effectively shut down neural activity using light pulses.

In 2005, Stanford scientist Karl Deisseroth discovered how to switch individual brain cells on and off by using light in a technique he dubbed 'optogenetics'.

via independent.co.uk

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