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Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.
Researchers have developed a new class of tiny, injectable devices that are helping neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the human brain.
New device for delivering light to individual neurons could one day help treat Parkinson's disease, epilepsy; aid understanding of consciousness, how memories form
Researchers have isolated the neurons responsible for determining whether or not exerting effort in order to complete a task is worth the energy -- a discovery which could help medical professionals better deal with depression and other brain-related disorders.
Researchers have for the first time shown that they can control the behavior of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specific brain cells.
New method offers automated way to record electrical activity inside neurons in the living brain
What characterizes many people with depression, schizophrenia and some other mental illnesses is anhedonia: an inability to gain pleasure from normally pleasurable experiences.
Stanford researchers have created the first human heart cells that can be paced with light, providing new insight into the heart's function.
A team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has succeeded in creating what amounts to a GPS system for locating and tracking a vital class of brain cells that until now has eluded comprehensive identification, particularly in living animals.
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