In Search of Memory

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Nobel prize-winning neurobiologist Eric Kandel's most vivid first memories are of Kristallnacht, in Vienna, 1938 — Nazi police banging at the door, charging into his Jewish family's little apartment; the color of the toy he was playing with as they banged.

Seven decades later, Kandel has given unique substance to the Holocaust mantra "never forget." His Nobel-winning research is at the forefront of new science unlocking the molecular biology of memory itself.

It is not a misty realm of chance and phantoms. It is science, says Kandel. And soon, perhaps, science that saves memory in even the longest lives.

Hear about life, and the new science of memory with Nobelist Eric Kandel.


Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. He's also director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Sciences at Columbia University. His new book is titled "In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind"

This program aired on March 8, 2006.


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