Tips On How To Kill Fruit Flies Fast

Fruit-Fly“Raise your hand if you think that basic research on fruit flies has anything to do with understanding mental illness in humans,” David Anderson begins today’s talk, given at TEDxCaltech.


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

While few hands shoot in the air, Anderson goes on to explain the connection — that research conducted by manipulating brain chemicals in fruit flies is giving us valuable insight into the brain circuitry of emotions and mental illness. And these neural underpinnings are more complex than many think.

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