22 April 2011
Healing the brain with light: optogenetics
Repairing brain disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain, by targeted application of light: research by the Synthetic Neurobiology Group led by Ed Boyden at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the potential to change many lives through photonics.
Boyden described his work in a new video interview for the SPIE Newsroom. Read more here:
Boyden's article on 'Controlling the brain with light,' SPIE Newsroom
'Seeing the light,' MIT News
'Selective brain stimulation with light,' SPIE Newsroom