Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?

Optogenetics is being used more and more in neuroscience research. What is it and how can it be applied? Continue reading Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?

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It’s a Gut Feeling: What is our Gut Bacteria telling our Brain?

There is so much bacteria in your gut that they can easily outweigh your brain. In recent years, researchers have found that the bacteria in our gut communicate with the brain and vice versa. Now we want to know how this communication takes place, whether the food we eat is altering our gut bacteria, and what types of signals they are sending to the brain. Continue reading It’s a Gut Feeling: What is our Gut Bacteria telling our Brain?