FROM NANCY CURTIS
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel (Norton, 2006)
A unique and fascinating intertwining of personal memoir and popular science writing from Nobel Laureate Kandel.
Memory=learning, learning=memory. I’m a practical sort, and the connections between the abstraction of learning and the neurochemistry of the brain that formed Kandel’s life’s work were a revelation to me.