In Search of Memory

In Search of Memory

Director: Petra Seeger Cast: Eric Kandel


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In Search of Memory

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2013
UPC: 0854565001541
Original Release: 2008
Source: Icarus Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 82,297

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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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