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Optical microprobe controls deep brain regions

Optical microprobe controls deep brain regions
Researchers from the IIT in Lecce, Italy, and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion. The study was published on Nature Neuroscience and it represents a first step toward low invasiveness devices for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
11th July 2017

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