76th out of 80 books — 6 voters
Memory: From Mind to Molecules
What is memory and where in the brain is it stored? How is memory storage accomplished? Two scientists responsible for some of the fundamental research in the field answer these key questions in Memory, the first book for a general readership to offer an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of memory from molecules and cells to brain systems and cognition.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 15th 2000 by W. H. Freeman
(first published January 1st 1999)
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A great overview of how memory is processed at the molecular level in the brain. I definitely learned a lot and plan on going back to this book again periodically as a reference. I would not recommend this to anyone who has not had exposure to introductory readings in neuroscience as it tends to get technical in places, presupposing the reader has a foundation for the concepts. An understanding of transcription and translation as well as some familiarity with cell signalling will make for a much...more
Larry Squire is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego.More about Larry R. Squire...