The Age of Insight

The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

by Eric R. Kandel

The Age of Insight

Hardcover, 636 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $40 | purchase

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The Age of Insight
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The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
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Eric R. Kandel

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A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and author of In Search of Memory documents the work of five leading minds including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in brain science.

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Eric Kandel is one of the most influential figures in modern neuroscience. In 2000, he won the Nobel Prize for his work on the substrate of long-term memory, helping outline the short list of chemicals that allow our recollections to persist.

But Kandel is not just an important scientist — he's also a relentlessly curious public intellectual, as likely to lecture on Egon Schiele as he is on kinase enzymes. His family fled Vienna in the dark days before the Second World War, but Kandel

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