Day: December 9, 2017

Neurosciencenews.com: Hope for Autism: Optogenetics Shines Light on Social Interactions

Neurosciencenews.com: Hope for Autism: Optogenetics Shines Light on Social Interactions

Summary: Optogenetics helps researchers discover how social behavior and spatial learning are linked in autism.

Source: Princeton.

Ilana Witten didn’t set out to study spatial learning. She thought she was investigating how mice socialize–but she discovered that in mouse brains, the social and the spatial are inextricably linked.

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