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In search of memory : the emergence of a new science of mind

Author: Eric R Kandel
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2007.
Series: Norton paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Named Person: Eric R Kandel; Eric R Kandel; Eric R Kandel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Kandel
ISBN: 9780393329377 0393329372
OCLC Number: 799955215
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2006
Description: xv, 510 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Personal memory and the biology of memory storage --
A child in Vienna --
An American education --
One cell at a time --
The nerve cell speaks --
Conversation between nerve cells --
Simple and complex neuronal systems --
Different memories, different regions of the brain --
Searching for an ideal model for studying memory --
Neural analogs of learning --
Strengthening synaptic connections --
A center for neurobiology and behavior --
Even a simple behavior can be modified by learning --
Synapses change with experience --
The biological basis of individuality --
Molecules and short-term memory --
Long-term memory --
Memory genes --
A dialogue between genes and synapses --
A return to complex memory --
Synapses also hold our fondest memories --
The brain's picture of the external world --
Attention must be paid! --
A little red pill --
Mice, men, and mental illness --
A new way to treat mental illness --
Biology and the renaissance of psychoanalytic thought --
Consciousness --
Rediscovering Vienna via Stockholm --
Learning from memory: prospects.
Series Title: Norton paperback
Responsibility: Eric R. Kandel.

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