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Author Kandel, Eric R., author.


Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2022]


1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction on 12-15-2021.
Description ix, 110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-103) and index.
Summary "One day in 1996, the neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel took a call from his project officer at the National Institute of Mental Health, who informed him that he had been awarded a key grant. Also, the officer said, he and his colleagues thought Kandel wouldwin the Nobel Prize. "I hope not soon," Kandel's wife, Denise, said when she heard this. Sociologists had found that Nobel recipients often did not contribute much more to science, she explained. In this book, Kandel recounts his remarkable career since receiving the Nobel in 2000-or his experience of proving to his wife that he was not yet "completely dead intellectually." He takes readers through his lab's scientific advances, including research into how long-term memory is stored in the brain and age-related memory loss as well as the neuroscience of drug addiction and schizophrenia. Kandel relates how the Nobel gave him the opportunity to reach a far larger audience, which in turn allowed him to discover and pursue new directions. He describes his efforts to promote public understanding of science and to put brain science and art into conversation. Kandel also discusses his return to Austria, which he had fled as a child, and observing its coming to terms with the Nazi period. Showcasing Kandel's accomplishments, erudition, and wit, There Is Life After the Nobel Prize is a candid account of the working life of an acclaimed scientist"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kandel, Eric R.
Columbia University -- Faculty -- Biography.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Neuroscientists -- United States -- Biography.
Medical scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Nobel Prize winners -- United States -- Biography.
Neurosciences -- Research.
Molecular neurobiology -- Research.
Memory -- Physiological aspects -- Research.
Other Form: Online version:
Kandel, Eric R. There is life after the Nobel Prize New York : Columbia University Press, [2022] 9780231553469 (DLC) 2021021960
ISBN 9780231200141 : HRD 19.95
0231200145 : HRD 19.95 (hardback) 9780231553469 (ebook)

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