In Search of Memory

Overview

Two years after Eric Kandel's autobiography, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind, brought his theory about the biological basis of memory to the masses, filmmaker Petra Seeger explores the Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist's story to the screen in this documentary. A Viennese Jew by birth, Kandel was forced to emigrate to the United States at the age of nine. After studying literature and Austrian history in New York, he became a psychoanalyst and, eventually, a neuroscientist. Ever ...
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Overview

Two years after Eric Kandel's autobiography, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind, brought his theory about the biological basis of memory to the masses, filmmaker Petra Seeger explores the Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist's story to the screen in this documentary. A Viennese Jew by birth, Kandel was forced to emigrate to the United States at the age of nine. After studying literature and Austrian history in New York, he became a psychoanalyst and, eventually, a neuroscientist. Ever since Kandel's traumatic childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna, he became obsessed with the search for memory. In this film, we follow Kandel on a personal journey into his own memory, and follow him as he conducts research from his institute at Columbia University in New York.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • UPC: 854565001541
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Icarus Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,588

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Kandel Participant
Technical Credits
Petra Seeger Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Walter W. Cikan Score Composer
Mario Masini Cinematographer
Oliver Neumann Editor
Petr Spatina Score Composer
Marnix Veenenbos Score Composer
Robert Winkler Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In Search of Memory
1. What Is Memory? [14:26]
2. Childhood Memories [8:56]
3. New Science Of The Mind [18:16]
4. "Never Forget" [10:41]
5. Synapses [9:20]
6. Heritage [15:06]
7. Nobel Prize [16:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- In Search of Memory
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   Chapters
   About Icarus Films
   Icarus Films Home Video
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