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In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
"Charting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, Eric R. Kandel explains the revolutionary landmarks of modern biology and illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of the mind. Scientists are now positioned to provide meaningful and nuanced insights into mental functioning - from perception, thought, emotion, and memory to schizophrenia, depression, and age-related memory loss. These windows into the mind also open the way to more effective healing." "Kandel's personal quest to understand memory is threaded throughout this absorbing intellectual history. Beginning with his memories of childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna, In Search of Memory chronicles Kandel's outstanding career from his initial fascination with history and psychoanalysis through his exploration of neurobiology to his groundbreaking work on the cellular and molecular process of memory, which earned him the Nobel Prize." "A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, In Search of Memory traces how a brilliant scientist's intellectual journey intersected with one of the great scientific endeavors of the twentieth century: the search for the biological basis of memory."--BOOK JACKET.
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