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Optogenetics or How to Manipulate Neurons with Light

Difficulty level
Beginner
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Duration
59:06

This primer on optogenetics primer discusses how to manipulate neuronal populations with light at millisecond resolution and offers possible applications such as curing the blind and "playing the piano" with cortical neurons.

Topics covered in this lesson
  1. The retina
  2. What happens when light strikes the brain
  3. Vertebrate vs invertebrate vision
  4. Optogentics
  5. Cortical neurons