An On-Off Switch for Anxiety

The flick of a precisely placed light switch, mice can be induced to cower in a corner in fear or bravely explore their environment. The webcast highlights the power of optogenetics technology - which allows neuroscientists to control genetically engineered neurons with light - to explore the functions of complex neural wiring and to control behavior.

Provided by: MIT Topic: Networking Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: Webcast

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