3080 Optical Neuroengineering Technologies for Analysis of Brain Circuits

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 2:30 PM
146A (Washington Convention Center )
Karl Deisseroth , Stanford University, Stanford, CA
To understand that language, scientists need to study how groups of neurons talk to each other using electricity. Optogenetic approaches take light-activated molecular switches from nature, add them to neurons, and then try to decipher the language of the brain.