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

submitted by tedxfh on 03/06/15 1

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.) TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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