Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, UK
Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
Advanced neurophotonics enable recording and stimulation of a population of neurons at high spatial and temporal resolution, deep within a living, intact animal brain. Research in neurophotonics is a major part of the multibillion-dollar BRAIN Initiative, and will likely play an essential role in understanding how the brain works at the level of neural circuits, which will provide a bridge between microscopic interactions at the neuronal level and the complex computations performed at larger scales. This topical review session will focus on the development of optical tools for neuroscience and brain research.
Jerome Mertz, Boston University, USA