2014 | Germany | Documentary,Short

Optogenetics - Light Gets on Your Nerves

  • Englsh English 10 mins
  • Director | Oliver Päßler
  • Writer |
  • Producer | Anna Massih

Nerve cells, which can be switched on and off with light - this is possible through optogenetics. Ernst Bamberg at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt is working on improving this technology further to ensure that neuroscientists can learn more about our brain. 

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