Researchers develop ‘wireless’ activation of brain circuits

Traditionally, stimulating nerves or brain tissue involves cumbersome wiring and a sharp metal electrode. But a team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University is going “wireless.”

And it’s a unique collaboration between chemists and neuroscientists that led to the discovery of a remarkable new way to use light to activate brain circuits with nanoparticles.

Wake me up when I can surreptiously slip “nanoparticles” (read: “tiny little robots”) into someone’s coffee/head. Until that, meh…

Researchers develop ‘wireless’ activation of brain circuits

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