Lighting Up the Brain

The Science of Optogenetics
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Published: May 2018
For Ages: Secondary
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Author: Mark Zimmer

Product Category: Science / Science: Chemistry & Physics

Published By: Lerner Publishing
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Published: 01-May-2018
Format: Hardback, 80 pages
RRP: $36.99
ISBN: 9781512427523
What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and see exactly what it was doing? What if they could watch individual neurons (brain cells) send signals to one another? What if they could actually control neurons to direct thoughts and actions?
This may sound like science fiction, but it's not. Using a technology called optogenetics, neuroscientists are already activating neurons inside the brains of mice and other laboratory animals.

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