101 Theory Drive

A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory
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Product Number: Z100028811
Released: Apr 06, 2010
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ISBN: #9781400196180
Narrator/s: Stephen Hoye
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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It's not fiction: Gary Lynch is the real thing, the epitome of the rebel scientist-malnourished, contentious, inspiring, explosive, remarkably ambitious, consistently brilliant. He is one of the foremost figures of contemporary neuroscience, and his decades-long quest to understand the inner workings of the brain's memory machine has begun to pay off. Award-winning journalist Terry McDermott spent nearly two years observing Lynch at work and now gives us a fascinating and dramatic account of daily life in Lynch's lab-the highs and lows, the drudgery and eureka moments, the agonizing failures. He provides detailed, lucid explanations of the cutting-edge science that enabled Lynch to reveal the inner workings of the molecular machine that manufactures memory. And he explains where Lynch's sights are now set: on drugs that could fix that machine when it breaks, drugs that would enhance brain function during the memory process and that hold out the possibility of cures for a wide range of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is an essential story of science, scientists, and scientific achievement-galvanizing in the telling and thrilling in its far-reaching implications.

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Author(s): Terry McDermott
Original Publish Date: Apr 06, 2010

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Author(s): Terry McDermott
Narrator(s): Stephen Hoye
Product Number DD18704
Released: Apr 06, 2010
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400116188
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Author(s): Terry McDermott
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