Neuroscience

Controlling movement with light

June 25, 2014

Controlling movement with light

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics — a technique that allows scientists to control neurons’ electrical impulses with light

Using science for service

September 24, 2014

Using science for service

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Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent

MIT senior Sofia Essayan-Perez, majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in applied international studies, has founded an educational nonprofit, conducted neuroscience research, and tu

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