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  • Carefully crafted light pulses control neuron activity

    Illinois researchers used ultrafast pulses of tailored light to make neurons fire in different patterns, the first example of coherent control in a living cell.

    Illinois researchers used ultrafast pulses of tailored light to make neurons fire in different patterns, the first example of coherent control in a living cell.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Stephen Boppart, call 217-244-7479; email: boppart@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Coherent control of an opsin in living brain tissue” is available online or from the News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/nphys4257