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Cognitive Enhancement

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Chapter title
Optogenetics and Deep Brain Stimulation Neurotechnologies
Chapter number 15
Book title
Cognitive Enhancement
Published in
Handbook of experimental pharmacology, January 2015
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16522-6_15
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-916521-9, 978-3-31-916522-6

Krishnakanth Kondabolu, Marek Mateusz Kowalski, Erik Andrew Roberts, Xue Han


Brain neural network is composed of densely packed, intricately wired neurons whose activity patterns ultimately give rise to every behavior, thought, or emotion that we experience. Over the past decade, a novel neurotechnique, optogenetics that combines light and genetic methods to control or monitor neural activity patterns, has proven to be revolutionary in understanding the functional role of specific neural circuits. We here briefly describe recent advance in optogenetics and compare optogenetics with deep brain stimulation technology that holds the promise for treating many neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 33%
Student > Master 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Other 3 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 5 19%
Neuroscience 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 15%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 4 15%