Watch a Human Mind-Control a Cyborg Mouse
A group of researchers used optogenetics and brain implants to make mice ignore sex and food.
Scientists Used Light to Enhance Memories in Mice While They Slept
When it comes to the role of sleep in memory formation, it’s all about the timing.
A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds
Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).
CRISPR Pioneer Feng Zhang Talks About What's Next for Gene Editing
Zhang is looking for newer and even more powerful ways to edit genes
Scientists Zapped Mouse Brains with Lasers to Bring Back Lost Memories
New study could lead to treatments for Alzheimer's
How Optogenetics Could Shine a Light on the Causes and Treatment of OCD
Pulsing light on genetically modified neurons revealed a link between specific brain cells and compulsive behaviour.
Scientists Just Created an Artificial Skin that Could Let Patients Feel Again
Researchers have created a new material that can send pressure sensations to brain cells.
Scientists Can Now Control Brains Using Noninvasive Sound Pulses
'Sonogenetics' uses sound to switch off and on genetically modified neurons. It's similar to optogenetics, but noninvasive.
How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain
Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.
Goodbye Pills: Light Could Be the Painkiller of the Future
Scientists activated opiate receptors in mice with light.
These Rats Get Instant Erections When Bathed in Blue Light
A brand new way to get blue balls.
How to Make a Smiley Face out of Living Neurons
It requires some experimental brain stimulation techniques.