What is the meaning and what are the implications of our modern biological understanding of schizophrenia and depression? What we can learn about our own minds from the clues provided when our biology goes seriously wrong as in these two serious yet poorly understood forms of mental illness?

This event description and its highlighted videos and notes explore these questions through an introductory but deep exploration of the biology of mental illness by examining the nature of the behavior itself, the chemistry of neurotransmitters, the neuroanatomy of the brain, genetic and environmental factors, and how these factors affect our brain function.