Using lasers, scientists turn mice into ferociously efficient hunters


A blue light affixed to a mouse’s skull flicks on. In less than a second, the rodent charges toward a scuttling plastic bug, grabs the toy and ferociously nibbles at it. Researchers at Yale University used this blue light to hijack the brains of mice. With the flip of a switch, the indifferent critters are transformed…


Using lasers, scientists turn mice into ferociously efficient hunters
Using lasers, scientists turn mice into ferociously efficient hunters

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