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 Search of Memory: Nobel Prize winner Kandel intertwines cogntive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology with his own quest to understand memory.
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Lists with This Book. Feb 20, Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m taking a course ericc Oxford this summer on “The Brain and the Senses. The idea of memory, where thoughts come from, etc. I’ll post more when I get into it. The course, offered by Oxford tutor Gillie McNeill, combined descriptions of sensory processes with an explanation of the underlying molecular activity that integrates the incoming perceptions and what’s already in memory to create a coherent narrative.
We started by eating a cracker and considering what was involved in our individual perceptions of that event Quite a bit for the first few minutes of the course. He decided to study the giant marine snail Aplysia as his first means to understand how information was brought into a nusca and transferred out to another cell. Learn how that happens, multiply by tens of billions, and you have a working human brain.
It turns out that there is considerable growth and change in the brain connections and that this goes on all the time. Your brain has changed since you started reading this review. View all 5 comments. Mar 14, Gerald rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m really enjoying this book so far, especially as I’m considering a career in neuroscience research. Kandel’s memoirs are both personal and historical. Reading about Kandel’s personal growth to erlc become one of the leading scientists of the field has given me much opportunity to reflect on my own career goals.
Also learning about the historical development of neuroscience as a discipline has been an interesting to the field as well and much lighter to read than Principles of Neuroscie I’m really enjoying this book so far, especially as I’m considering a career in neuroscience research. Also learning about the historical development of neuroscience as a discipline has memooria an erix to the field as well and much lighter ee read than Principles of Neuroscience!
View all 3 comments. Nov 24, India Clamp rated it it was amazing.
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel
From epithets of Anti-Semitism to meeting his wife and the beautiful shining brain stuff of legend is found within. The cerebral cortex is concerned with perception, action, language, and planning. Three structures lie within…amygdala coordinates autonomic and endocrine responses in the context of emotional states. Kandel How is a neuron like a signal? Inside this book we explore this and Freud as usual has a part in deciphering.
In the brainhard cheese like consistency—each cell is truly unique. Faces and how they are processed by the brain and the reactivity on the parts of facial recognition is an interesting study.
We find how our responses gauge our reality at the time and what our brain erlc. Information in a neural circuit travels, in what way? Noting well that this is a book review and not a reportand we take a voyage to Kristallnacht with Dr. Kandel and the transition of Vienna from being the center of culture to a place of oppression and humiliation. Savor, buy and share with loved ones.
Feb 18, Anca rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of the most eye-opening books I have ever read. It was more of a study book from which I’ve learned about history, psychology, biology and genetics.
Reading this book, I’ve learned that anxiety and depression are disorders of emotion whilst schizophrenia is a disorder of thought. I’ve lea This is one of the most eye-opening books I have ever read.
I’ve learned that mental illnesses are caused by both genetics and environmental factors. I’ve learned that proteins’ synthesis are the basis of long term memory and that Drosophila, better known as the annoying fruit-fly, is a key experimental tool for the scientific studies. I’ve learned that what we believe to be a conscious action is actually initiated by the unconscious, but it get’s to be validated by consciousness.
Feb 17, Morgan Blackledge rated it really liked it. But if you’re a cognitive neuroscience dork like me and you love reading about the history of science like meand if you are reading this book on an e-reader, so you can pop back and forth between the text and web based resources e. It’s part autobiography of a son of a middle class Viennese toy merchant, who came to America as a child refugee from Nazi Germany, and went on to become a founder of a revolutionary new branch of science, and then was awarded a Nobel prize, and then kept going.
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.
Lastly, this book serves a tacit function as an advice manual for young students who want to answer big questions like what is consciousnessbut really should begin by looking at small things like neurons. I think of this book as the ultimate supplemental reading or refresher for any bio psych, or cognitive psych course. If you have a real interest in the mind and brain like me. And if you love to learn a subject both in the abstract, and from within a personal and historical context like methan I think you’ll love this book.
A very readable science book for the layperson, explaining the basic neuroscience of memory. The author, a Nobel-prize-winning neuroscientist, weaves three threads together: It’s a tribute to the author’s lucidity that I–whose 10th-grade biology class was 40 years ago now–was able to understand a lot of compl A very readable science book for the layperson, explaining the basic neuroscience of memory.
It’s a tribute to the author’s lucidity that I–whose 10th-grade biology class was 40 years ago now–was able to understand a lot of complex, cutting-edge science research. I expected to hit the wall that I always hit in reading an interesting-sounding Scientific American article, where the first paragraph poses a fascinating question, the second paragraph makes me think I’m ever so clever for understanding so much science, and the third paragraph loses me entirely at about the fourth word.
But every time Kandel approached what I thought would be that sudden wall in his scientific explanations, he switched neatly back to an episode of his own life, thus leading me through the whole book believing that I was quite clever.
Kandel’s own early history, leaving Vienna just ahead of complete Nazi takeover, is compelling. He offers lots of insights for outsiders into the scientific research community, and a lot of history of how we came to know what we know about the human brain and consciousness.
I read the book on my Kindle and didn’t realize there was a helpful glossary until I had finished the book. Jul 04, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: A remarkable book about memory, it may also work as an introduction to neuroscience, though, some background in neuroanatomy and related areas may be required.
When I read the synopsis: However, when I started reading it, I discovered that it was really easy-readab A remarkable book about memory, it may also work as an introduction to neuroscience, though, some background in neuroanatomy and related areas may be required.
However, when I started reading it, I discovered that it was really easy-readable. Further, I didn’t know that it also was an autobiography and I truly enjoyed those parts, because when you want to follow a similiar path, it’s good reading about what others have done. Ofyenly, the last was hard to get, not because the concepts were difficult, just because the rhythm in the book changes. Therefore, sometimes you are reading about his life, and then he starts speaking about the brain, its chemistry, anatomy.
I got used to it, but it maybe a little bit disturbing. I found it weirdly interesting when he talked about psychoanalysis he was going for that career path. Nonetheless, he decided to go for Neuroscience. Psychoanalysis is not dead for him, he even talks about it getting a bit together with neurology. For me, that’s a ridiculous idea, I think they are really opposite, but I am curious, so if anyone knows a book that talks about that idea, I will welcome it.
Jun 10, Ebnarabi rated it it was amazing Shelves: How is one to understand the sudden, vicious brutality of so many people? How could a highly educated society so quickly embrace punitive policies and actions rooted in contempt for an entire people?
Such questions are difficult to answer. I doubt very much that any such erlc predisposition would operate in a vacuum. The Germans as a whole did not share the vicious anti-Semitism of the Austrians.
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Certainly one important reason for the actions of the Viennese in was sheer opportunism. The successes of the Jewish community—economic, political, memofia, and academic—generated envy and a desire for revenge among non-Jews, especially those in the university.
Nazi party membership among university professors greatly exceeded that in the population at large. As a result, the non-Jewish Viennese were eager to advance themselves by replacing Jews in the professions: Jewish university professors, lawyers, and doctors quickly found themselves without jobs. Many Kadnel simply took possession of Jewish homes and belongings.
The success of many Austrians today is based d the money and property stolen sixty years ago. However, it also holds that as long as Jewish identity is acquired through upbringing in a Jewish home, these characteristics can be undone by education or religious conversion, in which case the Jew overcomes the Jew in himself or herself.
A Jew who converts to Catholicism can, in principle, be as good as any other Catholic.