Memory: From Mind to Molecules

Memory: From Mind to Molecules

by Larry R. Squire, Eric R. Kandel
     
 

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What is memory and where in the brain is it stored? How is memory storage accomplished? Two scientists responsible for some of the fundamental research in the field answer these key questions in Memory, the first book for a general readership to offer an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of memory from molecules and cells to brain systems and cognition.

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What is memory and where in the brain is it stored? How is memory storage accomplished? Two scientists responsible for some of the fundamental research in the field answer these key questions in Memory, the first book for a general readership to offer an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of memory from molecules and cells to brain systems and cognition.

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Scientific American
...[The authors] present what they call "the molecular biology of cognition." Their account, amply and imaginatively illustrated, describes how memory functions and the molecular events that take place in the brain as a memory is formed....Their target is "the general reader who enjoys science..."
Scientific American
...[The authors] present what they call "the molecular biology of cognition." Their account, amply and imaginatively illustrated, describes how memory functions and the molecular events that take place in the brain as a memory is formed....Their target is "the general reader who enjoys science..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716760375
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2000
Series:
Scientific American Library Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.57(d)

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Meet the Author

Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego and Research career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego. He has received many awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

Eric R. Kandel, M.D. founded the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University in New York, where he is currently University Professor and Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the National Medal of Science, and the Wolf Prize in Biology and Medicine.

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