In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

Eric R. Kandel (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2007
Pages
510
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393329377

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About the Author

Eric R. Kandel is the University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor at Columbia University and a Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of learning and memory, he is the author of In Search of Memory, a memoir that won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize; The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present, which won the Bruno Kreisky Award in Literature, Austria's highest literary award; and Reductionism in Art and Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, a book about the New York School of abstract art. He is also the coauthor of Principles of Neural Science, the standard textbook in the field.

Reviews

Beyond autobiography, the book is also an accessible introduction to contemporary neuroscience, the study of how the brain produces thought and action. Included are brilliant vignettes on the history of neuroscience.
[A] scintillating mix of memoir, history of science, and fundamental biology without peer. It shows compellingly what first-rate science is and how it is created.--E.O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life
Written with talent and grace, this extraordinary book by one of the greatest scientists of the mind alive will be read with delight by general readers as well as by students and scholars.--Elie Wiesel, author of Night
A scrupulously detailed yet magnificently panoramic autobiography.--Sherwin B. Nuland
An enchanting book.--Nancy C. Anderson
Few can interlace their autobiography with the evolution of a scientific paradigm. Even fewer can weave such a story seamlessly. Eric Kandel is one of these.--Yadin Dudai
Arresting--indeed, unforgettable.--Howard Gardner