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Futureproof Extra: Optogenetics/SOUL

The Jedi have it. Professor X has it, and that creepy snake from the Jungle Book has it. Often le...

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07.00 21 Jan 2020


Futureproof Extra: Optogenetics/SOUL



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07.00 21 Jan 2020


The Jedi have it. Professor X has it, and that creepy snake from the Jungle Book has it.

Often left to the realm of science fiction or fantasy, the idea of mind control has been around for quite a while.

But it's only in recent years that it has not only become more of a possibility, but a probability...just not in the way you think.

Dr. Diego Mendoza-Halliday is a researcher at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at M.I.T, he joined Jonathan to talk about his work in Optogenetics and a new molecule called SOUL which one day might lead to treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Epilepsy.


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