Over the past few years, the use of optogenetics for memory research has resulted in a tremendous leap in this field, initiating a revolution in understanding the networks underlying cognitive processes. In this review, Goshen presents recent breakthroughs in memory research using optogenetic tools. Specifically, a large body of literature has been generated, setting the foundation for deciphering the spatiotemporal organization of hippocampal-based memory processing and its underlying mechanisms, as well as the contribution of cortical and amygdalar regions to cognition.
Goshen I: The optogenetic revolution in memory research. Trends Neuroscience [Epub ahead of print, July 11, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2014.06.002. ]

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