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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17.03.2007 - 528 Seiten
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“A stunning book.”—Oliver Sacks

Memory 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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Nobelist Kandel�s career mirrors the growth and development of cognitive sciences from the mid to late 20th century to today. From his early attraction to psychoanalysis to the biological ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

ONE
1
Personal Memory and the Biology of Memory Storage
3
A Childhood in Vienna
12
An American Education
33
TWO
51
One Cell at a Time
53
The Nerve Cell Speaks
74
Conversation Between Nerve Cells
90
A Dialogue Between Genes and Synapses
261
FOUR
277
A Return to Complex Memory
279
Synapses Also Hold Our Fondest Memories
286
The Brains Picture of the External World
295
Attention Must Be Paid
307
FIVE
317
A Little Red Pill
319

Simple and Complex Neuronal Systems
103
Different Memories Different Brain Regions
116
Searching for an Ideal System to Study Memory
135
Neural Analogs of Learning
150
THREE
163
Strengthening Synaptic Connections
165
A Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
180
Even a Simple Behavior Can Be Modified by Learning
187
Synapses Change with Experience
198
The Biological Basis of Individuality
208
Molecules and ShortTerm Memory
221
LongTerm Memory
240
Memory Genes
247
Mice Men and Mental Illness
335
A New Way to Treat Mental Illness
352
Biology and the Renaissance of Psychoanalytic Thought
363
Consciousness
376
SIX
391
Rediscovering Vienna via Stockholm
393
Learning from Memory Prospects
416
Glossary
431
Notes and Sources
453
Acknowledgments
485
Index
489
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Über den Autor (2007)

Eric R. Kandel is Kavli Professor and University Professor at Columbia University and senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. He lives in New York City.

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