Wireless activation of targeted brain circuits in less than one second

Rice neuroengineers use magnetic fields to activate neurons in fruit flies


HOUSTON – (July 14, 2022) – A research team led by Rice University neuroengineers has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second.


In a published demonstration in Nature Materials, researchers from Rice, Duke University, Brown University and Baylor College of Medicine used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons that controlled the body position of freely moving fruit flies in an enclosure.


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