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

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Lilly and Pfizer don’t want you to know this. And some of us have been feeling this way for years, however, this guy puts the science in the forefront.

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.)

Through his lab at the California Institute of Technology, David Anderson seeks to find the neural underpinnings of emotions like fear, anxiety and anger.

David Anderson’s Bio

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