Monday, February 26, 6pm
***Union Station , Northampton***
Shining Light on and in the Brain:
Using Lasers and Viruses to Understand Brain Circuits in Songbirds
*How can we control brain cells with light?
*Would anyone ever want to shine a laser into a brain?
*Will this lead to new treatments for hereditary blindness and other ailments?
*If so, why don’t we see them?
Luke Remage-Healey is a professor of psychological and brain sciences at UMass. Research in the Healey lab is focused on the neural basis of natural behavior. They study songbirds as their research model for understanding vocal learning and brain plasticity.
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