Tag: optogenetics

Scientists use light therapy to induce Out of Body Experiences

NPR reports… In mice and one person, scientists were able to reproduce the altered state often associated with ketamine by inducing certain brain cells to fire together in a slow, rhythmic fashion… The finding also could be a step toward finding non-drug methods to control states of consciousness… The team used a tool called optogenetics, which Deisseroth helped invent. (As opposed to binaural beats, which use sound, optogenetics) uses light to control the firing of specific cel […]

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