Source : Times of India
Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in the year 2000 for his discovery of molecular processes that underlie learning and memory. He has worked most of his life studying brain cells to better understand how the brain functions. Kandel has now written a book suitable for every psychology enthusiast, not just experts.
He has written and co-written a lot on the subject, from articles one would possibly need a degree to understand to textbooks for those learning the subject. His latest book, however, is a book that can be understood by everyone. Titled The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves, this book will instruct us on how the brain functions and is filled with Kandel’s life time’s worth of research and knowledge. The book is up to date with the latest of neuroscience from someone active in the field. Though theoretical in nature, the book also explores
‘disordered minds’, those brains that are different, tell us about how the brain functions in general.
Kandel has written other books that have also made neuroscience easy for those interested, such as, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, where he explained how the brain stores memory. He is currently a Professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.