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Remote control worms with laser light (FOSS)

Kramer747 (152065) writes | more than 3 years ago

Science 1

Kramer747 (152065) writes "I'm a longtime /. fan and wanted to share a new tool I've developed for neuroscience that uses optogenetics to remotely control the neurons of a worm as it swims or crawls. Its called CoLBeRT, Controlling Locomotion and Behavior in Real Time. With the instrument I can induce the worm to stop, accelerate, lay eggs or experience the illusion of touch. All source code to run the instrument is GPLd and available at Science News and Scientific American both have stories at and

The project homepage is at"

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This is good stuff... (1)

masterwit (1800118) | more than 3 years ago | (#34899308)

...why I check recent before submitting a story. Glad to see this up there already as this should be front page material. Damn interesting.

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