9780393058635

In Search of Memory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393058635

  • ISBN10:

    0393058638

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-31
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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Summary

Nobelist Eric Kandel's account of how his personal quest to understand memory intersected with the emergence of a new science. In Search of Memory relates the astonishing story of how four different and distinct disciplines--behaviorist psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology--converged into a powerful new science of mind. Through its profound insights into thought, perception, action, recollection, and mental illness, this new science is revolutionizing our understanding of learning and memory while simultaneously showing great promise for more effective healing. The narrative follows Eric R. Kandel through the last five decades, focusing on Vienna, where he became fascinated with memory. With intrepid scientific ardor, Kandel was captivated first by history and psychoanalysis, then by neurobiology, and finally by the biological processes of memory. His resulting, multifaceted perspective was the foundation for his path-breaking research that will continue to dominate modern thought--not only in science but in culture at large. 50 illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
ONE
Personal Memory and the Biology of Memory Storage
3(9)
A Childhood in Vienna
12(21)
An American Education
33(20)
TWO
One Cell at a Time
53(21)
The Nerve Cell Speaks
74(16)
Conversation Between Nerve Cells
90(13)
Simple and Complex Neuronal Systems
103(13)
Different Memories, Different Brain Regions
116(19)
Searching for an Ideal System to Study Memory
135(15)
Neural Analogs of Learning
150(15)
THREE
Strengthening Synaptic Connections
165(15)
A Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
180(7)
Even a Simple Behavior Can Be Modified by Learning
187(11)
Synapses Change with Experience
198(10)
The Biological Basis of Individuality
208(13)
Molecules and Short-Term Memory
221(19)
Long-Term Memory
240(7)
Memory Genes
247(14)
A Dialogue Between Genes and Synapses
261(18)
FOUR
A Return to Complex Memory
279(7)
Synapses Also Hold Our Fondest Memories
286(9)
The Brain's Picture of the External World
295(12)
Attention Must Be Paid!
307(12)
FIVE
A Little Red Pill
319(16)
Mice, Men, and Mental Illness
335(17)
A New Way to Treat Mental Illness
352(11)
Biology and the Renaissance of Psychoanalytic Thought
363(13)
Consciousness
376(17)
SIX
Rediscovering Vienna via Stockholm
393(23)
Learning from Memory: Prospects
416(15)
Glossary 431(22)
Notes and Sources 453(32)
Acknowledgments 485(4)
Index 489

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