In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind (Google eBook)
“A stunning book.”—Oliver SacksMemory 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.
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I found this book educational as well as a good read. He really tries to explain things in layman's terms and at the same time puts personal experiences of his own life in as well. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in how the brain works.
he is the father of the memory, learning. Very nicely written book to understand very basic information from the first hand. A life dedicated to memory.
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