A selection of TED talks (local and national) featuring investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital.


Curing Alzheimer's with Science and Song

Rudy Tanzi, PhD
Department of Neurology,
with Chris Mann

Rudy Tanzi, PhD, discusses how researchers are using discusses how the identification of Alzheimer's genes is helping to guide new research.


What Horror Films Teach Us About Ourselves and Being Human

Steven Schlozman, MD
Department of Psychiatry
(TED-x Nashville)

Dr. Schlozman discusses the ways that horror films help us appreciate ourselves and each other.



Zombies Are Already Here! (But It's Not What You Think)

Steven Schlozman, MD
Department of Psychiatry
(TEDx Coconut Grove)

Dr. Schlozman explores the difference between consciousness and awareness through the metaphor of zombie movies.



The Surprising Science of Happiness

Nancy Etcoff, PhD
Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Etcoff looks at happiness—the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it's untethered to our real circumstances, and its surprising effect on our bodies.



Anesthesia and the Dynamics of the Unconscious Mind

Emery Brown, MD, PhD
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Dr. Brown explores one of medicine's big mysteries: What happens to your brain under anesthesia?