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Can scientist measure deep brain signals with light?

Measuring deep-brain neurons’ electrical signals at high speed with light instead of electrodes
“We will be able to watch a neural computation happen ... a step toward understanding what a thought or a feeling actually is.” --- Prof. Edward Boyden
February 28, 2018
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http://www.kurzweilai.net/measuring-deep-brain-neurons-electrical-signals-at-high-speed-with-light-instead-of-electrodes?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=21900575b4-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-21900575b4-282180681

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In tests, yes. I hope it works as well in humans as it does in mice and zebra fish.
It will advance our understandings of how the brain functions.
I like the fact that electrodes aren't needed.
There is a lot of very good brain research going on now.

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