David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

by 1389 on April 15, 2013

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Published on Mar 12, 2013 by TedtalksDirector

Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications — that work better and avoid side effects. How’s he doing it? For a start, by making a bunch of fruit flies angry. (Filmed at TEDxCalTech.)

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