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Stories by Karl Deisseroth

Building a See-Through Brain

A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller

October 1, 2016 — Karl Deisseroth
Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light [Extended Version]

Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light [Extended Version]

In this web exclusive, the author offers a longer version of his December 2010 Scientific American article on how researchers can probe how the nervous system works in unprecedented detail, using a technique called optogenetics

October 20, 2010 — Karl Deisseroth

Controlling the Brain with Light

With a technique called optogenetics, researchers can probe how the nervous system works in unprecedented detail. Their findings could lead to better treatments for psychiatric problems

November 1, 2010 — Karl Deisseroth

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind