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Optogenetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity to Modulate Behavior in Freely Moving Mice
 

Optogenetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity to Modulate Behavior in Freely Moving Mice

Article doi: 10.3791/61023
October 27th, 2020 Usage Statistics

Summary October 27th, 2020

With optogenetic manipulation of specific neuronal populations or brain regions, behavior can be modified with high temporal and spatial resolution in freely moving animals. By using different optogenetic tools in combination with chronically implanted optical fibers, a variety of neuronal modulations and behavioral testing can be performed.

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