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Washington University School of Medicine

Using Light to Activate Brain Cells and Influence Behavior

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Caption: Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, developed a tiny, light-emitting device that can activate and control neurons in the brains of mice. The researchers say the tiny device could help them better understand all sorts of complex behaviors.

Credit: Washington University BioMed Radio

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