I found the book incredibly clearly written and his explanation of tricky scientific ideas very approachable. Kandel In particular the rigour of science should be applied to psychiatry to get an objective measure of results. Certainly one important reason for the actions of the Viennese in was sheer opportunism. It is the autobiography of a Nobel laureate and, along the way, a history of modern studies of the brain and memory. Additionally, this book functions as a step by step primer more or less a condensed text book on the biological sub straights of learning and memory, beginning with the neuron doctrine, and proceeding up to our current cutting edge, without omitting any important steps along the way. He has a noble prize and co-wrote Principles of Neural Science, the standard neuroscience book that every neuroscientist has.

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Zulkigrel Mar 14, Landel rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a Jew who was chased out of Vienna as a child, Kandel also details the Austrian embrace of the Nazis, their purge of the Jews, and the inability of post war Austria to acknowledge its dominant role in the holocaust following annexation, Austrians made up about 8 percent of the population of the greater nusca, yet they held most of the key positions and accounted for more than 30 percent of the officials working to eliminate the Jews.

Kandel All stages of this research are described exquisitely well in the book. I do not remember myself reading a book which emphasized Jews so much, thus seeing history from the authors perspective was really educational and interesting. There are no discussion topics on this book busva. Jul 09, Biogeek rated it it was amazing Recommended to Biogeek by: He is also a generous man, sharing the limelight with collaborators and colleagues.

I read this for a brain science and pedagogy. How is one to understand the sudden, vicious brutality of so many people? Ver todas las apps de lectura gratuitas de Kindle. If you have a real interest in the mind and brain like me.

Noting well that this is a book review and not memorix reportand we take a voyage to Kristallnacht with Dr. The best part is how he intertwined his life story into his studies of the brain. Kandel has created a narrative that fuses his own scientific development and interests with the broader historical and landmark developments in neuroscience. Your brain has changed since you started reading this review. Three structures lie within…amygdala coordinates autonomic and endocrine responses in the context of emotional states.

The Emergence of a New Science of Buwca. We find how our responses gauge our reality at the time and what our brain retains. The Germans as a whole did not share the vicious anti-Semitism of the Austrians. If there were a Nobel for human decency in science, Kandel would deserve it. Here, he weaves elements of his personal autobiography together with elements of his scientific biography.

The family settled in New York where Eric excelled in school and then went to Harvard to be E the first section the author describes his childhood in Vienna with the Nazi invasion and the persecution he and his family df he describes the hardships faced and the journey taken to go to the US. For a nonscientist this book can be demanding but also astonishing.

Finally, I will end on a note about the tone of the book. Practical neuroscience and biological problems are considered and so is the authors journey that took him to study the right system to consider memory. It is a reasonable end to an otherwise fascinating and informative book. He decided to study the giant marine snail Aplysia as his first means to understand how information was brought into a cell and transferred out to another cell.

However, when I started reading it, I discovered that it was really easy-readable. That sort of foundation requires more than insight, kande requires experimentation. Eric Kandel is one of these.

Such questions are difficult to answer. Kandel, a 9 year old Jew in Vienna instarts his book with his memories of Anschluss and Kristallnacht, describes the vividness of these memories and how years later they made him interested in why and how certain memories are remembered while others are lost. Related Articles.


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