Contributing Authors: Meenakshi Alreja, PhD & David A. Ross, MD, PhD
Overview: Presented here is a Facilitator’s Guide for a Neuroscience in the Media (NITM) session that is designed to facilitate teaching and learning about two possible topics: 1. Optogenetics: a new, cutting edge technology that allows for the selective stimulation of brain circuits by applying specific frequencies of light to neurons in which a light sensitive ion channel has been introduced; and 2. The neurobiology of feeding behavior.
Author Affiliations: Dr. Alreja is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ross is an Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Ashley Walker, MD is the Contributing Editor to this publication. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.