Tag: Optogenetics

How Reliable Is Our Memory?

How Reliable Is Our Memory?

How memories are formed, stored, and modified has been one of the key topics in neuroscience studies. It’s fascinating to realize that not only can we enhance our memory through constant practice and exercise, but also alter or eliminate existing memory in some trauma cases.…

Optogenetics: Illuminating Brain Function

Optogenetics: Illuminating Brain Function

Shedding light on brain function has never been so literal. The idea that light could be used to control brain cells has always seemed like a far-fetched possibility, something more out of a scene from Star Trek than reality. The brain is a hugely complex…