Controlling the Brain with Light (Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University)

Controlling the Brain with Light (Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University)

Karl Deisseroth is pioneering bold new treatments for depression and other psychiatric diseases. By sending pulses of light into the brain, Deisseroth can control neural activity with remarkable precision. In this short talk, Deisseroth gives an thoughtful and awe-inspiring overview of his Stanford University lab’s groundbreaking research in “optogenetics”. Prof. Karl Deisseroth’s website: www.stanford.edu Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com
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Watch the full film here: vod.journeyman.tv For more information, or to buy the DVD, visit: www.journeyman.tv One in five of us suffers from depression. For some, the ‘Black Dog’ takes on terrifying dimensions. For those with bipolar disorder, or manic depression, the fug can descend into psychosis, alcoholism or even split personality disorders. This documentary highlights some of the more alarming sides of depression and how it affects the sufferers and their families. ‘Beating the Black Dog’ is a moving, empathetic dissection of the mental illness that afflicts so many of those around us. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures December 2004

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