Optogenetic manipulation of neural circuitry in vivo

Alexxai V. Kravitz, Anatol C. Kreitzer

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Recent advances in optogenetics have permitted investigations of specific cell types in the nervous system with unprecedented precision and control. This review will discuss the use of optogenetic techniques in the study of mammalian neural circuitry in vivo, as well as practical and theoretical considerations in their application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-439
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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