Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics

Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics

Marc Zimmer / Feb 25, 2021

Lighting Up the Brain The Science of Optogenetics What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts and actions

  • Title: Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics
  • Author: Marc Zimmer
  • ISBN: 9781512427523
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts and actions This may sound like science fiction, but it s actually a scientific revolution called optogenetics Neuroscientists would like to use this new technology on human brains toWhat if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts and actions This may sound like science fiction, but it s actually a scientific revolution called optogenetics Neuroscientists would like to use this new technology on human brains to uncover secrets about how the brain processes information and drives human behavior Doctors hope to use optogenetics to restore sight and to treat Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease, depression, and other debilitating or deadly health problems Discover how the innovative work of leaders in the field is poised to radically transform science, medicine, and human health.

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      • Marc Zimmer

        Marc Zimmer is Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College He has published articles on science and medicine for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post, among many other publications.Edgar, Marc s glowing axolotl, accompanies him to most local book science talks.Illuminating Disease will be published in December 2014 and Bioluminescence, a book aimed at middle school children in summer 2015.


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