En busca de la memoria, de Eric.R Kandel. 2 likes. Book. Il s’agit d’une autobiographie du scientifique Eric Kandel. C’est à la fois un témoignage historique et scientifique ; les péripéties de sa vie et celles de ses. Enjoying this preview? Become a member to read the full title. Join today and read free for 30 days. Need help? Start Your Free Trial. Kandel,Eric-En Busca de .

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In particular, I had a bit of a problem with the overly self-righteous tone of some of his personal tales. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember.

Regardless, he moves on and combines through a series of fortunate experiences he has at the NIMH and others with a love for psychiatry and Freudian thinking.

On the other hand, it probably is best that he didn’t air his inner dynamics — and he has plenty to say without all that.

The biographical and historical elements are equally engrossing. Fascinating discoveries on why some memories xe stronger than others. Once he is clear of Vienna, he has the freedom to explore, examine and verify the underpinnings of what he calls “mind,” not “the mind.

A creature with nerve cells relatively easy to monitor.

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel

A heart-warming story this might be, but the word science should be stripped from its title. Art is the deepest exploration of mind we know. While dd many more pages were devoted to the Nobel winning science that shaped Kandel’s life, a substantial amount of space was spent characterizing the role of Vienna, Judaism, and family in Kandel’s life. If you’re interested in that, read this book. Much of these parts of the book will also provide guidance and inspiration to young scholars regardless of discipline and can be summed up by: Nevertheless, in spite of such evidence against it, learning does sometimes occur.


In particular, how memories can be so clear so far from the date of experience in certain situations and where this permanence is formed and stored is pondered.

It shows compellingly what first-rate science is and how it is created. The writing is extraordinarily. If there were a Nobel for human decency in science, Kandel would deserve it.

Humor theory in antiquity and the renaissance. I will likely forget all the Years ago I added this book to my little “to read” list with expectations mfmoria this book being helpful on how to improve memory. Kanel 21, DJ added it Shelves: Feb 20, Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it Shelves: Despite all of the insights this book provided, there is still an insidious aspect of his perspective that precludes him from grappling with much larger philosophical problems presented by modern advances in neuroscience.

The mechanics for this are not understood but insight is provided by the author and the subject matter is fascinating.

I will likely forget all the cyclic AMPs, kinase A’s and other peculiar names, yet it left me with an intuitive understanding, a mental visualisation of sorts, that I am grateful for. Nobel Prize winner Kandel intertwines cogntive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology with his own quest to understand memory. The chemical reactions that take place within the cell and the neurotransmitters that are associated are discussed and in particular the mechanics of short term memory adaptation and implication to behaviour are discussed in detail through the results of experiments done.

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He gradually focuses in on his own expanding research to present his own findings on memory and learning along with other related work. Jewish university professors, lawyers, and doctors quickly found themselves without jobs.

The book is split into 6 sections with the first and last focused on personal history kandell the middle four focused on the author’s work.

The Age of Insight: Faces and how they are processed by the brain and the reactivity on the parts of facial recognition is an interesting study. The kwndel continues in complexity and starts to discuss things like perception and spacial awareness.

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It’s a tribute to the author’s lucidity that I–whose 10th-grade biology class was 40 dw ago now–was able to understand a lot of compl A very readable science book for the layperson, explaining the basic neuroscience of memory. Wilson, author of The Diversity eh Life “Beyond autobiography, the book is also an accessible introduction to contemporary neuroscience, the study of how the brain produces thought and action. Eric Kandel is one of these. The things we can do scientifically simply dwarf our abilities to fashion just, liberal societies.