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dc.contributor.advisorRhodes, Justin S.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorFlynn, David B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPinardo, Heinrichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-09T19:19:23Z
dc.date.available2019-01-09T19:19:23Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/33031
dc.description.abstractIn the 1980s, it was widely accepted that new neurons are continuously generated in the dentate gyrus of the mammalian hippocampus. Since its acceptance, researchers have employed various techniques and behavioral paradigms to study the proliferation, differentiation, and functional role of adult-born neurons. This literature thesis aims to discuss how optogenetics is able to overcome the limitations of past techniques and provide the field with new insights into the functional role of neurogenesis. We will review the current knowledge on both adult hippocampal neurogenesis and optogenetics, present representative studies using optogenetics to investigate neurogenesis and discuss potential limitations and concerns involved in using optogenetics.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectNeurosciencesen_US
dc.subjectAnimalen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subjectOpsinsen_US
dc.subjectOptogeneticsen_US
dc.subjectAdult hippocampal neurogenesisen_US
dc.titleExploring adult hippocampal neurogenesis using optogeneticsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2018-10-25T19:03:37Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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