Brain and cognitive sciences

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

Noninvasive brain control

June 29, 2014

Noninvasive brain control

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within

Hacking for good

September 16, 2014

Hacking for good

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Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.  

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