Neuroscience

An unforgettable life

May 14, 2013

An unforgettable life

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Anne Trafton, MIT News Office

In 1953, a young man named Henry Molaison underwent an experimental operation that doctors hoped would control his frequent epileptic seizures.

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

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