Scientists Might Have Just Put an Image Directly Into a Mouse’s Brain

Researchers might have just left a little memento in a mouse noggin. But what it is … they aren’t quite sure.  It’s probably not this.Source: Giphy According to Columbia University’s Data Science Institute, neuroscientists “may have implanted an image completely unfamiliar to the mouse.” They’re now in the process of trying to prove this with a behavioral study.  If the neuroscientists can prove that they did in fact achieve an act of inception in the mouse, this method could offer people with epilepsy and other brain disorders a way to “restore normal connection patterns” in their brains, psychiatry professor at Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Daniel Javitt told the Data Science Institute.  How did it happen? The researchers did so using optogenetics — a non-invasive technique, using light to control neurons. “They…


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