Flashes of Light Can Break Habits


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The addition of a light-sensitive protein to a small part of a rat’s brain allowed researchers to silence the neurons in the infralimbic cortex (ILC) with a flash of yellow light, delivered to the rat’s brain via an optic fiber. The light flashes for three seconds and the habit disappears.

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Blog Reading Becomes Habit

A study says that compulsive blog reading has become a habit, just like compulsive email checking.