Arvid Carlsson


Interview, April 2008

Interview with Arvid Carlsson at the Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, 9 April 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

Arvid Carlsson talks about the initial opposition to his research on chemical transmission in the brain, how he convinced people to accept his findings (6:14), the importance of his early mentors (9:52), and the key to being a successful scientist (16:33). He then discusses the importance of the pharmaceutical industry in the development of science (22:05), the establishment of Carlsson Research (35:07), the future of pharmacology and physiology (45:52), and his reaction to receiving a Nobel Prize (50:42).

Interview, December 2000

Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Eric R. Kandel, Paul Greengard and Arvid Carlsson, by science writer Peter Sylwan, 12 December 2000.

The Laureates discuss whether we ever will be able to understand the mechanisms of mind; talk about their work and discoveries (6.31); making a paradigm shift in the way of looking at the brain (12:25); going against a dominant field (16:15); and their view of the future (19:04).

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