In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel
The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

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“A stunning book.”—Oliver Sacks


Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel intertwines the intellectual history of the powerful new science of the mind—a combination of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology—with his own personal quest to understand memory. A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, In Search of Memory brings readers from Kandel's childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna to the forefront of one of the great scientific endeavors of the twentieth century: the search for the biological basis of memory.
 

About Eric R. Kandel

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Eric R. Kandel is Kavli Professor and University Professor at Columbia University and senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. He lives in New York City.
 
Published March 17, 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company. 528 pages
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The brain researcher Eric Kandel recounts his journey, from fleeing the Nazis as a child to winning a Nobel.

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Summary: Fascinating autobiography which weaves together a story of remarkable life of a Nobel prize winner, an account of historical developments in neurobiology, a very accessible presentation of the basic tenents and speculations on the future of neuroscience as well as an excellent insight in...

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