Stanley Center and Poitras Center Joint Translational Neuroscience Seminar

April 6th, 2017

"A Circuits-First Approach to Mental Illness"

June 22nd, 2016

Dr. Etkin talks about how learning neural basis of brain disorders can lead to effective therapies.

June 20th, 2016

In this webinar, Dr. Etkin will discuss work in the lab defining the neural circuit abnormalities associated with psychiatric disorders as a whole, as well as specific abnormalities associated with particular mood and anxiety disorders, as well as subgroups within them. Dr. Etkin will then examine the mechanisms of current medications, psychotherapy, and brain stimulation treatments within the context of a circuit-based understanding of these psychiatric disorders.

October 21st, 2015

AZT and Prozac were invented in the same year. While patients with HIV have seen good health outcomes, those with mental illness have not been getting better. That’s according to Dr. Amit Etkin, assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. In this video for the World Economic Forum, Etkin explains why he thinks mental illness is not caused by chemical imbalance, but by faulty neural circuits. He’s been pioneering a non-invasive way to stimulate broken wires in the brain.

February 24th, 2015

“There’s no better technological innovation than the electricity grid,” says Amit Narayan, CEO of Autogrid, “It works so well we haven’t made any changes for the last few decades.” Narayan tells how big data and cloud computing can make the grid smart, and bring affordable and sustainable power to everyone.

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