Controlling the Brain with Light (Karl Deisseroth) 
Controlling the Brain with Light (Karl Deisseroth)
by Stanford / Jennifer L. Raymond
Video Lecture 4 of 7
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Date Added: December 25, 2009

Lecture Description


Karl Deisseroth is pioneering bold new treatments for depression and other psychiatric diseases. By sending pulses of light into the brain, Deisseroth can control neural activity with remarkable precision. In this short talk, Deisseroth gives an thoughtful and awe-inspiring overview of his Stanford University lab's groundbreaking research in "optogenetics".

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Course Description


In this course, Prof. Jennifer L. Raymond gives 7 video lectures on The Future of Human Health. Learn about the frontiers of human health from seven of Stanford's most innovative faculty members. Inspired by a format used at the TED Conference (http://www.ted.com), each speaker delivers a highly engaging talk in just 10-20 minutes about his or her research. Learn about Stanford's newest and most exciting discoveries in neuroscience, bioengineering, brain imaging, psychology, and more.

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