Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Scientists develop a new method to detect light in the brain

(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) The study marks the first instance of successfully using light to decode the activity of specific neuronal populations as well as manipulation of different brain regions with the use of an optical probe. The optical fibre is capable of capturing light from single neurons along regions as long as 2 millimetres (0.07 inches). The method enriches researchers' methodological repertoire and augments their ability to study the molecular causes of neurological disorders.