Event

Jul 7, 2022
The Laboratory of Animal Spirits. Animal experimentation and therapeutic innovation in the wake of the psychopharmacological revolution.

The Laboratory of Animal Spirits traces the history of a scientific aspiration, that of using animals to introduce the problems of psychiatry into the laboratory. Taking the "psychopharmacological revolution" as its starting point, this books examines the historical conditions under which animal experimentation developed and diversified during the second half of the 20th century, considering the organization of industrial research, medical use of drugs, and the dynamics of the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences. It distinguishes between two facets of animal modeling, that where the experimental phenomenon is taken as a model of a human disorder, and that where it is taken as a model of a therapeutic response or action. Establishing this distinction enables discerning two different but linked processes of "pharmaceuticalization" and of "molecularization", whose implications for therapeutic innovation and medical theory are discussed.

Address
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Zoom/Online Meeting Platform
Contact and Registration

The seminar series is open to all. To receive the zoom link, please email Birgitta von Mallinckrodt (OFFICEKEUCK@MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE).

About This Series

This research seminar is hosted by the Bordeaux-Berlin WORKING GROUP ON TRANSLATING VALIDITY IN PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH and brings together historians, philosophers, psychiatrists and biomedical researchers.

2022-07-07T15:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2022-07-07 15:00:00 2022-07-07 16:30:00 The Laboratory of Animal Spirits. Animal experimentation and therapeutic innovation in the wake of the psychopharmacological revolution. The Laboratory of Animal Spirits traces the history of a scientific aspiration, that of using animals to introduce the problems of psychiatry into the laboratory. Taking the "psychopharmacological revolution" as its starting point, this books examines the historical conditions under which animal experimentation developed and diversified during the second half of the 20th century, considering the organization of industrial research, medical use of drugs, and the dynamics of the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences. It distinguishes between two facets of animal modeling, that where the experimental phenomenon is taken as a model of a human disorder, and that where it is taken as a model of a therapeutic response or action. Establishing this distinction enables discerning two different but linked processes of "pharmaceuticalization" and of "molecularization", whose implications for therapeutic innovation and medical theory are discussed. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Zoom/Online Meeting Platform Lara KeuckSteeves Demazeux Lara KeuckSteeves Demazeux Europe/Berlin public