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Nat Neurosci. 2015 Sep;18(9):1200-1. doi: 10.1038/nn.4094.

Optogenetics and the future of neuroscience.

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MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Over the last 10 years, optogenetics has become widespread in neuroscience for the study of how specific cell types contribute to brain functions and brain disorder states. The full impact of optogenetics will emerge only when other toolsets mature, including neural connectivity and cell phenotyping tools and neural recording and imaging tools. The latter tools are rapidly improving, in part because optogenetics has helped galvanize broad interest in neurotechnology development.

PMID:
26308980
DOI:
10.1038/nn.4094
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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