Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light

Continuing the topic of Mind Reading, Thought Control and Neuro Marketing I am posting this YouTube video of Karl Deisseroth who 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 a thoughtful and awe-inspiring overview of his Stanford University lab’s groundbreaking research in “optogenetics” while not hiding the number of philosophical, ethical, moral and clinical implications of his research.

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