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Dec. 17, 2010

Science Rocks: The Model of a Psychopharmacologist

by Leslie Taylor

Video by LimeySnicket

This animated video by the Neuroscience Education Institute illustrates a parody of Gilbert & Sullivan's Modern Major-General song about the profession of psychopharmacology. Watch for a giggle-inducing Tom Cruise cameo.

Lyrics are by Meghan Grady. The song begins:

I am the very model of a Psycho pharmacologist
I've information Mood Disorder, anxious type, and psychosis
I know Akiskals Spectrum and its not just nosological
From hyperthymic while depressed to manic mood euphorical;

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is Science Friday’s Web editor. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be.

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