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1. In Search of Memory: The Emergence
2. Principles of Neural Science
3. A cell-biological approach to
4. Molecular Neurobiology in Neurology
5. Gedächtnis: Die Natur des Erinnerns
6. Molecular Aspects of Neurobiology
7. Behavioral Bio of Aplysia: Origin
8. Memory: From Mind to Molecules
9. Essentials of Neural Science and
10. Cellular Basis of Behaviour (A
12. Handbook of Physiology: Section
13. Principles of Neural Science -
14. Fidia Research Foundation Neuroscience
15. Principles of Neural Science
16. Essentials of Neural Science Value
17. In Search of Memory Eric R. Kandel
18. Principles of Neural Science Second
19. Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion,
20. La Memoire De L'espirit Aux Molecules

1. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
by Eric R. Kandel
Paperback: 528 Pages (2007-03-17)
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“A stunning book.”—Oliver SacksCharting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, Eric R. Kandel illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of mind. This science now provides nuanced insights into normal mental functioning and disease, and simultaneously opens pathways to more effective healing.

Driven by vibrant curiosity, Kandel’s personal quest to understand memory is threaded throughout this absorbing history. Beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna, In Search of Memory chronicles Kandel’s outstanding career from his initial fascination with history and psychoanalysis to his groundbreaking work on the biological process of memory, which earned him the Nobel Prize.

A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, In Search of Memory traces how a brilliant scientist’s intellectual journey intersected with one of the great scientific endeavors of the twentieth century: the search for the biological basis of memory. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Place to Start
To start to learn about memory, I highly recommend this book!

No matter what one's occupation, the subject of memory is something that impacts us all. This book really helps in exploring the vital aspects of this "new science." Basically, Kandel conveys to the lay reader an understanding of how one conceptualizes coupled with a basic understanding of how memory takes place. It also lays the foundation for a belief about how learning occurs.

Some of the basic theories of the subject of memory might be broken down as follows:

1) memory stores, short-long term memory.
2) working memory
3) memory processes
4) and theories of forgetting.

These basic theories can be explored in more depth after reading Kandel's work. Definitely a book one thinks about long after it's been put down. Actually, I've had to pick it up several times to reread parts I really wanted to commit to memory:)

1-0 out of 5 stars Mental Midgets
In Search of Memory is a book to avoid.Eric Kandel is a Phd scientist with a Nobel prize who wrote a book packed with random meanderings about his personal life and his research into the subject of memory.

Unfortunately, Dr. Kandel has neither the ability to write nor anything to write about.I expected to find out what scientists know currently about the human brain and how that brain becomes a conscious entity.If that is your expectation, don't look for it in this book.His use of the jargon used to describe parts of the brain is about as close as he gets to presenting anything factual.Forget this book and look for something else to read.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mental Midgets
In Search of Memory is a book to avoid.Eric Kandel is a Phd scientist with a Nobel prize who wrote a book packed with random meanderings about his personal life and his research into the subject of memory.

Unfortunately, Dr. Kandel has neither the ability to write nor anything to write about.I expected to find out what scientists know currently about the human brain and how that brain becomes a conscious entity.If that is your expectation, don't look for it in this book.His use of the jargon used to describe parts of the brain is about as close as he gets to presenting anything factual.Forget this book and look for something else to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great science, Excellent Writer
Eric Kandel has created a surprisingly personal and touching book with In Search of Memory.I found it remarkable that he is not only a world renowned scientist and a talented technical writer, but he is a very gifted writer that I could imagine writing on other subjects.On this subject, neural science and memory, Kandel is obviously an expert having one a Nobel Prize related to his work on the subject.His work over 50+ years is fascinating.I took a depth of knowledge away from the book about the new science of the mind.On the subject of his personal life, I learned surprising new lessons about WWII, Vienna, and Austria's place in the persecutions of the Jewish people.I felt this additional dimension to the book was wonderful.

This is one of the best science related books I have read, and it also a great autobiography and history lesson.

5-0 out of 5 stars Attempting to discover the mysteries of the Human memory
Eric Kandel has the gift of unpacking the complexities/intricacies of the brain and mind to the basics in which the lay person with an elementary biology would understand. Kandel starts his book with his life as a Jewish child and how he developed his obsession with memory. What actually amazed me about Kandel was his ability to teach you neuroscience by reading his book without him actually being there with you. I will not detailed what I learned from this book in this review. However, if you are a person looking for inspiration, knowledge about neuroscience and experiments being done to improve mental illnesses, I highly encourage you to read this book. It is stunning! This author truly deserved the Nobel prize. ... Read more

2. Principles of Neural Science
by Eric R. Kandel, J.H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell
Hardcover: 1568 Pages (2000-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the most authoritative introduction to the brain, its structure, function, development, and control of behavior available today. It presents both a comprehensive summary of the state of the science and a full discussion of historical issues in the study of the brain. Neuroanatomy, cell and molecular mechanisms, mechanisms of signaling, and development are thoroughly described in the context of the cognitive approaches to behavior. Thoroughly revised, with a new full-color art program, this text was re-designed to be more user friendly. Also featured is an expanded treatment of the development of the nervous system, the genetic basis of neurological and psychiatric diseases, the cognitive neuroscience of perception, and ion channel mechanisms. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
One of the best neuroscience reference books I've come across. Clearly written and easy to understand. A great book for anyone interested in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars one psych grad student's perspective
I'm in a graduate level psychology course using this book, and my professor said it is essentially a medical school text book.my professor said this book is one of the best that you can get on the subject.he was a little dissapointed that the new edition hasn't come out yet and said that will really update a lot of the things currently going on in the field. it's a little dated relative to things going on now but he said that all the basic information is better than what you can find elsewhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars A classic
This is a classic. Clear, very well written. Of course, right now is becoming rather old.

5-0 out of 5 stars Principles of Neural Science
A truly fascinating book.The only problem is that the book is so large (1300 pages)that I have to take a separate briefcase to carry it on the train to read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wait for the new version (5th)
I enjoyed this book because it was written by luminaries of the field, such as Kandel, Jessell, and Schwartz.
(If you do not recognize those names, just know that they are famous neuroscientists)

As an introductory textbook, it might be a little bit overwhelming, but it is very useful if you just want to read about something a little bit more specific, such as audition (which was, incidentally, written by AJ Hudspeth- another luminary in the field of neuroscience).

My complaints with the book are as follows:
1. Outdated- it has been nearly 10 years since it was last published; needless to say, a lot of new facts have been discovered. I would wait for the new version, which is due in 2010.
2. Not very well organized.
3. It seems to be a little bit geared towards medical students.

Overall, every neuroscientist should probably have a copy on his shelf and it might be worth it for med students as well.
However, most undergrads will probably find it too dense and interested laypersons will not find it useful. ... Read more

3. A cell-biological approach to learning (Grass lecture monograph)
by Eric R Kandel
 Unknown Binding: 90 Pages (1978)

Isbn: 0916110079
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4. Molecular Neurobiology in Neurology and Psychiatry (Research Publications (Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease)) (Vol 65)
 Hardcover: 199 Pages (1987-06)
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5. Gedächtnis: Die Natur des Erinnerns (German Edition)
by Larry Squire, Eric R. Kandel
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2009-09-21)
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Was eigentlich ist Gedächtnis, und wo im Gehirn sind Erinnerungen lokalisiert? Wie speichern wir Erlerntes und Erlebtes? Zwei führende Gedächtnisforscher gehen solchen Fragen in diesem Buch nach, das Erkenntnisse aus Psychologie und Biologie, aus den kognitiven Neurowissenschaften und modernen molekularbiologischen Forschungsansätzen zusammenführt. Einer breiten Leserschaft liefert es so einen aktuellen Überblick über das lange rätselhafte Phänomen des Gedächtnisses – vom Molekül bis zum Verhalten.

Gedächtnis und Erinnerungsvermögen zählen zu den grundlegenden Aspekten der menschlichen Existenz. Schritt für Schritt entreißen die Wissenschaftler diesem vielschichtigen Phänomen seine Geheimnisse. Doch immer noch bleiben viele Fragen offen. Larry R. Squire und Eric R. Kandel sind besonders berufen, einen Überblick über den gegenwärtigen Kenntnisstand zum Thema "Gedächtnis" zu geben, haben sie doch – aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln – bedeutende Beiträge zu unserem heutigen Bild vom Lernen, Erinnern und Vergessen geleistet. Ihr Buch zeichnet die spannende Konvergenz von Psychologie und Biologie nach, die es erstmals ermöglicht, eine lückenlose Kette vom Molekül bis zur Verhaltensreaktion aufzuzeigen. Zu den vielen neuen Entdeckungen, von denen die Autoren berichten, zählt zum Beispiel die Existenz multipler Gedächtnissysteme, welche die "Last" des Erinnerns untereinander aufteilen (eines ist zuständig für Tatsachen und vergangene Erfahrungen, ein anderes für Wahrnehmungs- und motorische Strategien und so fort). Auch beginnt man heute zu verstehen, in welchen Schritten durch Veränderungen in den spezifischen Verbindungen zwischen den Nervenzellen im Gehirn Erinnerungen geschaffen werden. Des Weiteren gehen die Autoren Fragen wie diesen nach:

  • Welche Vorgänge im Gehirn entscheiden darüber, ob wir etwas über lange Zeit im Gedächtnis behalten werden?
  • Sind Gedächtnisinhalte an einer bestimmten Stelle im Gehirn gespeichert?
  • Wie verlässlich sind unsere Erinnerungen? Warum und wie verblassen sie?
  • Warum haben wir im Alter zunehmend mit Gedächtnisproblemen zu kämpfen?
  • Wie beeinflussen Gefühle unser Gedächtnis? Gibt es unbewusste Erinnerungen?

Das verständlich geschriebene Buch präsentiert viele anschauliche Fallbeispiele und ist mit zahlreichen vierfarbigen Fotos und Grafiken ausgestattet. Es stellt eine ideale Einführung für jeden dar, der erfahren möchte, was wir heute über das Gedächtnis wissen.

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6. Molecular Aspects of Neurobiology (Proceedings in Life Sciences)
by Rita Levi-Montalcini, Pietro Calissano, Adriana Maggi
 Hardcover: 205 Pages (1986-09)
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7. Behavioral Bio of Aplysia: Origin & Evolution (Series of Books in Psychology)
by Eric R. Kandel
 Paperback: 463 Pages (1979-01)
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8. Memory: From Mind to Molecules (Scientific American Library)
by Larry R. Squire, Eric R. Kandel
Hardcover: 235 Pages (1999-02)
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What is memory and where in the brain is it stored?Howis memory storage accomplished?These key questions are addressed inMemory, the first book for a general readership to offer anup-to-date, comprehensive overview of memory from molecules and cellsto brain systems and cognition.

The recent convergence of psychology and biology has resulted in anexciting new synthesis of knowledge about learning and remembering.Some of the central issues include:

What happens in the brain to determine whether we remembersomething for a long time?
Is memory stored at a particular place in the brain?
How reliable are our memories?What makes memories deteriorate?
Why is it harder to remember as we get older?
How do emotions influence memory?
Are there unconscious memories?Written by two scientists responsible for some of the fundamental research in the field, Memory is ideal for general audiences who are interested in discovering what is currently known about one of the basic aspects of human existence. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A novel approach to an old subject
What is memory, and where and how is it stored in the brain? Throughout human history, people have struggled to answer these questions, and up until the last century or so, they seemed like questions best left to philosophers. However, within the last century we have developed a better understanding of the systems of the brain and their cognitive functions. Even more importantly, we now know many of the basic cellular and molecular principles by which the brain operates. The goal of this book is to bridge these two systems of understanding and, in so doing, to create a new model of understanding, one which emphasizes the relatedness between the molecular basis of memory and the cognitive aspects of memory.

In attempting to accomplish this goal, this book brings together two of the foremost experts in the field of memory: Eric Kandel, who has made important contributions to understanding the physiological basis for memory, and Larry R. Squire, an expert on brain systems and the cognitive aspects of memory. The first and last chapters of this book were coauthored by these two men, while in the intervening chapters the two authors take turns presenting their views. It seems like their goal in writing these chapters was not to provide an exhaustive treatment of the subject of memory but to present a panoramic view from the perspective of their own research and understanding. This is evident in the numerous references to the experiments carried out in their labs or in collaboration with others.


Kandel begins his treatment of this subject by explaining how brain cells, or neurons, communicate with one another. This is accomplished by the transmission of chemical signals, or neurotransmitters, from one neuron to another across synapses. A century ago, the brilliant neuroanatomist Ramon y Cajal postulated that the brain forms memories by modifying these synapses, whether by increasing the amounts of neurotransmitters that are released or by growing new synaptic processes. Kandel confirmed this hypothesis using the gill-withdrawal reflex of Aplysia californica (aka. the sea snail), which exhibits a very elementary kind of memory called nondeclarative memory. Kandel demonstrated that Aplysia can unconsciously "remember" the difference between a harmless stimulus and a harmful one, as evidenced by the habituation or sensitization of the gill-withdrawal reflex, and that this kind of remembering is reflected in changes in the synapses involved in generating the reflex. Thus, Kandel established the principle of "synaptic plasticity" and also helped confirm the idea that memories are not localized in a certain part of the brain but are rather "encoded" into the very neural circuits that cause a behavior or reflex. In his discussion, he also reveals that the synapse is quite a complex connection involving the convergence of several second-messenger systems, which modulate the amounts of neurotransmitters released.

In the following chapters, Squire turns to a more complex form of memory--declarative memory, which, unlike nondeclarative memory, is accessed consciously, as when trying to recall an event. He begins by describing the encoding, storage, and retrieval of declarative memory from a cognitive perspective. He also reveals that declarative memory is often imperfect and can be forgotten over time. Although most of us would view this as a liability, Squire reasons that such imperfections are normal and even necessary, for they allow us to filter out distracting details and extract important concepts from our experiences. Declarative memory begins as "short-term memory," which is limited in its capacity and can be lost. Over time, however, that "short-term memory" can be converted to "long-term memory" through a process that involves the medial temporal lobe of the brain, particularly the hippocampus. Squire describes what is currently known about this process and the role of the hippocampus in organizing and stabilizing neuronal connections, particularly through the observation of patients with amnesia, who often exhibit hippocampal damage.

Kandel continues the discussion by examining the molecular basis for storage of declarative memory and for the conversion of short-term memory to long-term memory. The storage of declarative memory occurs via a family of processes that occur in the hippocampus called long-term potentiation (or LTP). LTP involves various presynaptic and postsynaptic second-messenger systems, similar to the ones that modulate the release of neurotransmitters in the gill-withdrawal reflex of Aplysia. Research has shown that LTP in the hippocampus plays an important role in an organism's ability to form spatial maps of its environment. Kandel also explains the genetic basis behind the conversion of short-term memory to long-term memory. The theory behind this conversion is that neurotransmitters set off a second-messenger cascade that activates the transcription of certain genes, which ultimately leads to permanent anatomical changes in synapses, such as growth of new synaptic processes. It is striking to see how the storage mechanisms for short-term memory and long-term memory use the same molecules in slightly different ways to produce synaptic changes that vary in permanence.

Squire then returns to nondeclarative memory to examine how the brain unconsciously acquires and processes information from our environment. His discussion of this topic is framed around various phenomena such as priming, perceptual learning, emotional learning, skill learning, habit learning, and conditioning, all of which illustrate how nondeclarative memory operates in conjunction with and enhances declarative memory. These kinds of nondeclarative learning are presented mainly from a systems-based view, but occasionally, Squire links these phenomena to the molecular understanding of synaptic modulation established in previous chapters. In the last chapter, the authors examine the role of synaptic modulation in the learning and development of the brain, as well as in the degeneration of the brain through age-related memory loss and Alzeheimer's disease.


Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. On the one hand, it covers many foundational concepts regarding the neuroscience of the brain, acting as a primer for anyone interested in this subject. On the other hand, it builds upon this foundation to explore some of the current lines of research and to present a unique view of cognition from the molecular perspective, linking these two important systems of understanding in a novel way. That said, I would not recommend this book to the "non-scientific" reader or to someone looking for a light read. This book is very dense and requires focus and concentration while reading. It would be most useful to undergraduate and graduate students who have a solid foundation in cellular biology and an interest in neurobiology. For these students, many of the foundational concepts in this book will be immediately familiar, and the authors do a good job of extending those concepts to elucidate new concepts in an understandable way.

A good chunk of the book is basically an historical account of various experiments that Kandel, Squire, and others performed. In presenting these experiments, the authors step through the entire experimental process, beginning with a specific question, then describing the design and carrying out of the experiment, and finally presenting and interpreting the results. This might seem a bit tiresome to those who merely want to know the conclusions of their research, but I found the accounts very instructional and insightful in revealing the way these scientists think. The logic inherent in their thought processes is evidenced by the way they proceed from one question and experiment to the next, constantly using what they know to ask new questions and to probe the unknown. The volume of meaningful research they have accomplished is astounding. The book also provides many excellent illustrations that help in understanding the experimental procedures and results.

A previous reviewer on Amazon critiqued the authors for assuming that memory is encoded through synaptic changes and not through some other mechanism. I agree that there may be more to memory than synaptic changes and that perhaps in 5 or 10 years, as our understanding of memory grows, much of this book may seem elementary or even proven wrong. Nevertheless, until that paradigm shift occurs, I think this book presents a succinct and thorough overview of how memory works based on our current understanding. Like memory itself, the study of memory seems to be a constantly changing landscape in which new concepts arise and old ones are either overturned or entrenched in our understanding. However, this book provides a solid footing on which we can further our understanding of memory and the mind and link that understanding to the broader study of human experience.

Studying memory is to Biology what studying particle collisions is to Physics: the path to the Holly Grail. For Physicists it is the formulation of the Unified Field Theory; for us Neuroscientists is the the comprehension of Consciousness. And to anyone even remotely involved with Neuroscience the names Eric Kandel and Larry Squire are legendary.

The 256 pages of this book are organized into ten chapters, and it includes an extensive index and references. From the molecular substrates and the modifiable synaptic efficacy or plasticity to behavioral conditioning and the emergence of individuality, this is an excellent intermediate level book for students and curious non-biologists alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Abyss in the Middle of the Bridge
The long journey from the physical molecules to the non-physical mind starts with a first step. Squire and Kandel have taken that first step in a masterful attempt to bridge the certainty of their laboratory measurements of brain function with the elusive, receding, transfinite virtuality of the human mind at the other end of the bridge. Notwithstanding their announced warning that "We are not who we are simply because we think. We are who we are because we can remember what we have thought about", the authors stick to the experimental facts. Perhaps the statement was meant as a red herring bait for the reductionists or an echo of "The Remembered Present" theory of Edelman about consciousness. The book is a no nonsense abridged laboratory report. The authors start at the beginning and move up the spiralcase of complexity one step at a time in an impressive 'show and tell' scientific act. Their rendition of memory research is credible, convincing and extremely well written; a must for students of neuro-molecular biology or the cognitive sciences.
Were the authors able to reduce mind and consciousness to a molecular equation? Of course not. Nor should they; as scientists they are committed to deal with observable facts in nature or in the simulations lab, directly or aided by instruments. That, they did, in a very systematic and cogent way from Kandel's elegant Aplysia experiments to Squire's behavioral analysis of neuropsychiatric data. The language was carefully selected and the illustrations added much needed understanding for the un-initiated. The didactic value of illustrating how an investigator moves along a research protocol path mined with conceptual and experimental difficulties is a classic in basic research.
The sequential concatenation of ionic and molecular events at synaptic receptor sites offered as an explanation of short term memory is very convincing. The explanation offered for the conversion of short term memory to long term memory involving the genetic apparatus is not so clear at the molecular transcryption level but opens up a new reliable approach to behavioral genetics. In the opinion of the undersigned, the genetic basis for Lamarcquian inheritance has been given a push forward as we anticipated in "Biopsychosociology", Limusa Ed. 1987.
True to the tradition among the practitioners of the scientific methodology, the authors do not try to explain why the selective course of ionic and molecular sequences lead to the adaptive behavior of the species. If an apple falls from a tree to the ground all they need is to measure the distance from the branch to the ground, the velocity at impact, the weight of the apple or any other observable and measurable concomittants. Why the apple did not 'fall' to the clouds instead, is outside science and properly belongs to theology. The authors knew better than to try to answer "why".

5-0 out of 5 stars A riveting book, and a quick summary of current thinking
This compact book draws a circle around the small kernelof facts neuroscientists have accumulated about memory.The book iscurrent to within the last couple of years -- a quick way to bringyourself up to date.

The book has two authors, and each of them has a distinctive voice and personality. You will notice, as you read a chapter, which scientist wrote it.Squires is engaging, wide ranging and conversational. Kandel's prose is single minded and straight to the point. The book appears to be the product of a real collaboration, not just an editor's paste-together or interleaving of two separately contributed manuscripts. By passing the microphone back and forth at timely moments, the two men are able to fill in a large and remarkable picture of what we know now about memory.

What is memory? The working hypothesis is that the nervous system rewires itself as an animal acquires new information from the world. This reworking of a pre-existing nervous system is accomplished by altering the strength of synaptic connections between nerves.Novel synaptic connections establish favored conduction pathways within the complex nest of wiring in the brain.These favored pathways are believed to constitute the memory.Although this concept was elaborated by the psychologist Donald Hebb, and is often called the Hebb hypothesis, the authors point out that it has roots in the prescient thinking of the 19th century microscopist, Ramon y Cajal.

Kandel develops an explanation of how synaptic changes record memory, using the Aplysia (sea snail) as a prototype. He carries this story right down to the level of the gene. Squires presents the overarching concepts of declarative versus non-declarative memories, introduces the idea that there exist multiple memories in the brain, enumerates and explains them, and sets the stage for an explanation of how short term memory is "switched" biochemically to become long term memory. Chapters 3 and 7 offer nicely detailed descriptions of how synaptic changes occur.These two chapters belong together and you might find it helpful to read them in succession.

It is a deeply set assumption in this science, and a rhetorical short cut in this book, that synaptic changes are essentially the same thing as a memory.As A equals B. Synaptic changes do occur, and they do coincide with learning, and both processes are measurable and proved. But a skeptical reader might ask - and really should ask -- if the memory mechanism thus assumed isn't a post hoc fallacy. Maybe memory is not written by and into synapses.Maybe memory is written somewhere else and in some other way. Maybe the experimental results mean something else or something more.

The neuron is probably a multichannel device, a cable rather than a wire. This is the only reasonable way to construct a nerve that would enable us to think as fast as we do. Because nerve impulses are so very slow moving, each successive impulse must be rich in information.A multichannel nerve would have the power to convey graded information from one end of a neuron to the other.All the while appearing, to instruments, to convey only the classically blank, "all or nothing" impulse that is so confidently presented to us on the first page of every neurobiology text.

Sodium and potassium ions flow into and out of the cell via structured portals in the cell membrane called (fortuitously) sodium and potassium channels.To create a continuous longitudinal information channel running the full length of an axon membrane, one would simply link each ion portal to its next door neighbor. A conformation change in one portal induces a conformation change in the next.One can visualize many parallel tracks, a corduroy membrane. Linked receptors are commonplace. The structure of the potassium channel has been published recently, and so we are now finally working at the level where a multichannel membrane can be detected.

At a multichannel nerve's ending, the modification and multiplication of synapses -- that is, the two specific processes so beautifully documented and explained in Chapters 3 and 7 of this book -- might not be writing memory at all.Synaptic changes could simply reflect an underlying scaling or calibration process, the pioneering of a useful operating range.Or a glimpse at the workings of a control network. This is theoretical, however, and the problem of memory has always been a jungle gym for theoreticians. It still is. This is a great book about the memory, and it is also a great book about the synapse.But it does not quite win its implicit argument that the synapse makes the memory. It does succinctly report the factual findings now in hand, many of them quite surprising, and it is current and clear.END ... Read more

9. Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior
by Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell
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2-0 out of 5 stars essentials of neural science and behavior
this book was in pretty good shape. However there were many hi lighted markings thruout the book that made it difficult to read. It was a bit overpriced. the book came in a timely fashion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Neural Science Review
The delivery was very fast and arrived within a week of ordering.I felt very prepared for my Neurobiology class.Thanks!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction to Neural Science
This is a very good introduction to Nural Science in general.
Not only it explains the inner workings of bio-chemical transmission used in the synapses and general nervous system, but it also goes beyond to explain what certain areas of the brain are responsable for, and what we believe are their working patterns.

It covers the general points, but lacks on deepness. Don't try to look in it for a thourough description of memory processes and how memory works, for instance.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple and straightforward
As a undergraduate student studying neurobiology, I found this book to be excellent in terms of simple explanations.This book was very easy to read and understand.

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introductory survey of neuron function
This book is currently in use in many undergraduate institutions, and is amenable to use by first-time students to neurobiology who have a basic grounding in molecular biology. It is clear, concise, and rich with useful diagrams. Its structural layout is also effective for a progressive self-study approach since the chapters for the most part build and draw upon each other in a successive sense. I would recommend it as a "Must-read" for all introductory neurobiology students. A firm grasping of the information and concepts presented in this book will serve as a strong base from which students can begin to explore more detailed topics in the field without getting overwhelmed ... Read more

10. Cellular Basis of Behaviour (A Series of books in psychology)
by Eric R. Kandel
 Hardcover: 727 Pages (1977-01)

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4-0 out of 5 stars great exciting reading for the beach
OK, maybe it's not a good beach book, but this is a very good and useful book for anyone with an interest in invertebrate neurophysiology.Yes, it's old, and a lot has changed in neuroscience since the 70's, but this is still a useful reference work.If you're working on Aplysia or other gastropods, you'll want a copy of this one on your shelf. ... Read more

by Eric R Kandel
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12. Handbook of Physiology: Section 1: The Nervous System Volume I, Parts 1 & 2: Cellular Biology of Neurons (Handbook of Physiology, Section 1)
 Hardcover: 1238 Pages (1988-02-18)
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Asin: 0195206584
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This book is a systematic introduction to functioning of nerve cells that is designed for graduate students in neural science as well as scientists in other fields who want to learn about various aspects of neuronal functioning.With each chapter summarizing principles of important and active area of research, the volume is organized to emphasize the scope, the directions, and the excitement of modern cellular neurobiology.Advances covered here mark the beginning of an innovative period of research on the cell and on the molecular biology of individual neurons and interconnected groups of cells. ... Read more

13. Principles of Neural Science - Third Edition
by Eric R., James H. Schwartz and Thomas M. Jessell Kandel
 Hardcover: Pages (1991-01-01)

Asin: B0028PPYA6
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14. Fidia Research Foundation Neuroscience Award Lectures 1986
by Eric R., et al Kandel
 Hardcover: Pages (1987-01-01)

Asin: B0028LH43K
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15. Principles of Neural Science
by Eric R. & Schwartz, James H Kandel
 Paperback: Pages (1984)

Asin: B000MABQYM
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16. Essentials of Neural Science Value Pack
by Eric R. Kandel
 Paperback: 650 Pages (1995-06-30)
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Asin: 0838522629
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This introductory textbook by the authors of "Principles of Neural Science" provides an outline of the basic principles of the brain and behaviour for undergraduate students. Using an integrated approach to the brain, it emphasizes the contribution of neurobiology to cognitive science. The Study Guide/Problems Book by Calabrese included will help students reinforce the material by reading the guide's overviews and objectives and then studying the corresponding chapters in the textbook. Detailed answers to questions and problems also serve as a learning tool. ... Read more

17. In Search of Memory Eric R. Kandel 1 edition Paperback
Paperback: Pages (2007)
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Asin: B0032BQPZ8
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18. Principles of Neural Science Second Edition
by Eric R. Kandel James H. Schwartz
 Hardcover: Pages (1985)
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Asin: B000PRRP4M
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Wrong version
I was just given the name of the book, not the version or ISBN and apparently I paid quite a bit of money for a book published in 1985. Since it's a textbook on Neuroscience it is quite outdated and not at all usable. ... Read more

19. Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory
by Howard Hughes Medical Institute - HHMI, M.D. Eric R. Kandel, Ph.D Thomas M. Jessell
Accessory: Pages (2008)
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Asin: B002RSG0JS
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20. La Memoire De L'espirit Aux Molecules (French Language Edition)
by Larry R Squire, Eric R Kandel
Paperback: 282 Pages (2002)

Isbn: 2744501301
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