The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography / Edition 1

The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography / Edition 1

by Larry R. Squire
     
 

This is the inaugural volume of autobiographical chapters by distinguished senior neuroscientists and the first collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical. Neuroscience is a young discipline, and the contributors to this volume are truly pioneers of scientific research on the brain and spinal cord. Here, they provide recollections about

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This is the inaugural volume of autobiographical chapters by distinguished senior neuroscientists and the first collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical. Neuroscience is a young discipline, and the contributors to this volume are truly pioneers of scientific research on the brain and spinal cord. Here, they provide recollections about their lives in science.
Though the particular focus of neuroscientific study can vary widely, from molecules to mind, neuroscience describes a community of shared activity directed towards understanding the structure and function of the nervous system. In this volume, 17 illustrious neuroscientists tell the stories of their scientific work, the people that influenced them, and the major events and ideas that shaped their lives. One encounters again and again the same themes: dedication, tenacity, passion, and the sense that the writers have been captured by the intellectual life and by the promise and adventure of studying the nervous system. The result is a collection of fascinating essays that should inform and inspire students and working scientists alike. The general reader interested in science may also find the essays absorbing, as they are essentially human stories about commitment and the pursuit of knowledge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126603019
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
620
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

Table of Contents

Previous Contributors
Preface to Volume 1
Preface to Volume 5
Samuel H. Barondes1
Joseph E. Bogen47
Alan Cowey125
David R. Curtis171
Ennio De Renzi227
John S. Edwards271
Mitchell Glickstein301
Carlton C. Hunt353
Lynn T. Landmesser383
Rodolfo R. Llinas413
Alan Peters453
Martin Raff505
Wilfrid Rall551
Mark R. Rosenzweig613
Arnold Bernard Scheibel657
Gerald Westheimer697
Index of Names731

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