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  • Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: Feng Zhang

    Feng Zhang, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, is designing new molecular tools for manipulating the living brain. As a student, he played a major role in the development of optogenetics, a technology by which the …

  • Season's Greetings from the McGovern Institute

    Season’s Greetings from the McGovern Institute

    Warmest wishes this holiday season from your friends at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.…

  • John Gabrieli. Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: John Gabrieli

    John Gabrieli, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, uses brain imaging and behavioral tests to understand the organization of memory, thought, and emotion in the human brain. [Stock footage: pond5, Elekta Instrument AB]…

  • Guoping Feng. Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: Guoping Feng

    Guoping Feng, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, studies the development and function of synapses and their disruption in brain disorders.  He uses molecular genetics combined with behavioral and electrophysiological…

  • James DiCarlo. Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: James DiCarlo

    James DiCarlo, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, examines the complex network of brain regions that allow us to recognize vast numbers of objects rapidly and effortlessly. [Stock footage: pond5, Elekta…

  • Optogenetics is a technique that allows researchers to control brain cell activity using light.

    What is optogenetics?

    This animation illustrates optogenetics -- a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light.
  • Optogenetics is a technique that allows researchers to control brain cell activity using light.

    Blind Mice, No Longer

    McGovern researchers use optogeneticsto restore vision in blind mice.
  • Ed Boyden

    Video Profile: Ed Boyden

    Ed Boyden, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, develops new strategies for manipulating brain activity. He uses a wide variety of technologies to find new and more potent ways to alter brain function, for both research…

  • Emilio Bizzi. Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: Emilio Bizzi

    Emilio Bizzi examines how the brain translates our general intentions into the detailed commands needed to control muscle movements. One of his key discoveries is that groups of muscles are activated synergistically by circuits of neurons…

  • Robert Desimone. Photo: Kent Dayton

    Video Profile: Robert Desimone

    Robert Desimone is director of the McGovern Institute and formerly the head of intramural research at the National Institute of Mental Health. Desimone also runs his own lab at the McGovern Institute, where he studies the brain mechanisms underlying attention.
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