In search of memory

Neuroscientist Eric Kandel was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard.

Kandel believes that memory is everything and without it we are nothing. Memory is the glue that binds our mental life together and provides a sense of continuity in our lives.

Kandel’s book on the brain for the general public, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, won both the Los Angeles Times and U.S. National Academy of Science Awards for best book in Science and Technology in 2008. A documentary film based on the book, also entitled In Search of Memory, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim.