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1611, 2016

Optogenetics: Shining a Light on the Brain’s Sleep–Wake Circuits

By |November 16th, 2016|Laboratory Exploration|

The Stanford neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth and his graduate student, Ed Boyden, were intrigued by the observation that certain algae could convert light into electrical energy, as photoreceptors in your eyes do. If these photoreceptive properties […]

2202, 2016
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Brain Scene Investigation: The Sleep-Murder Legal Defense

By |February 22nd, 2016|Brain Scene Investigation|

After falling asleep on the couch, 23-year-old Kenneth Parks got up in the early morning hours, put on his shoes and jacket, and drove his car for 20 minutes, through traffic lights and down a […]

402, 2016
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Brain Scene Investigation: Seeing without Vision

By |February 4th, 2016|Brain Scene Investigation|

In a recent interview with a journalist, 44-year-old Daniel Kish appeared to be an ordinary man. When the journalist arrived at Daniel’s home, Daniel teased him about his poor parking job. During the interview, Daniel […]