Optogenetics: Controlling the brain with light
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(04:50) This animation illustrates optogenetics -- a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. Ed Boyden (http://mcgovern.mit.edu/principal-investigators/ed-boyden), the co-inventor of this technology, is a professor at the MIT Media Lab and at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research (http://mcgovern.mit.edu), where he continues to develop new technologies for controlling brain activity.
Watch the original video and more on MIT TechTV here - http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/12970