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New technology controls brain activity with light-sensitive protein

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:53

Scientists have revealed that a new technology, Optogenetics, allowing them to control brain activity by shining light on neurons and relies on light-sensitive protein s that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells.

Monkeys` behaviour controlled with light

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 14:38

researchers have shown that they can control the behaviour of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specifically activate particular brain cells.