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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, 2006.
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This is Eric Kandel's account of how his personal quest to understand memory intersected with the emergence of a new science. He relates the story of how four distinct disciplines - behaviourist psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and molecular biology - converged into a powerful new science of mind.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Eric R Kandel; Eric R Kandel; Eric R Kandel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Kandel
ISBN: 9780393058635 0393058638 9780393329377 0393329372
OCLC Number: 827195948
Awards: Winner of Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2006
Short-listed for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2007
Description: xv, 510 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 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 brain regions --
Searching for an ideal system to study 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.
Responsibility: Eric R. Kandel.

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