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Submission + - Remote control worms with laser light (FOSS) (sciencenews.org) 1

Kramer747 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 http://github.com/samuellab/mindcontrol Science News and Scientific American both have stories at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/68860/description/Making_a_worm_do_more_than_squirm and http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=single-worm-neurons

The project homepage is at http://colbert.physics.harvard.edu/

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