[Optogenetics in biological psychiatry].

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Abstract

Optogenetics, the use of channelrhodopsin: genetically-encodable light-activated proteins, allows the manipulation of specific neural circuit elements with millisecond precision. It has been 10 years since the discovery of channelrhodopsin, and optogenetics is now widely accepted as a powerful tool for addressing causal relationships between neural activity and behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1215
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume115
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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