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    DescriptionMemory 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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    In Search of Memory
    The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric R. Kandel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393329377
    ISBN 10: 0393329372

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI049000, SCI008000, MED057000, MED056000, PSY008000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.80092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC339.52.K362 A3 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: MKJ, PSD, PSAN, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    50 illus.
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "This superb book is both the scientific memoir of a Nobel laureate and a fluent introduction to current thinking on the biology of memory." Robbie Hudson, The Sunday Times "In Search of Memory is popular science writing at its best." Financial Times "The weaving of science and memoir, in a clear and unadorned style, is especially effective..." The Economist "Beyond autobiography, the book is also an accessible introduction to contemporary neuroscience..." Charles Gross, The Times Literary Supplement"