A Nobel Prizewinning neuroscientists probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human natureEric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts.In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brains 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, ...
|Title||:||The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves Reviews
For most of his book, Kandel seamlessly & coherently details complex mental phenomena without pandering to in fashion sentiment trapping by cornerstores.
Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that’s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced. This book didn’t use any flashy rhetorical devices but was straightforward and easy to read. It rises above high quality textbook by taking several clear positions on issues, such as the best way to treat addiction ...more
There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious.
A clinical review of recent research and scientific data. Very well researched and referenced. Perhaps not the most lay person friendly but it attempted to be widely assessable.
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for ARC in exchange for review.
Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overview of the topics it covers.
I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are curious about medicine, psychology, and science. I am involved in those fields so the studies interest me a great deal. This book covers genes and chromosomes which show how some of the same genes (duplication or dele ...more
This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such.
Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tossed in without full definition, the whole still carries you along with superb clarity.
My only reservation is his stance that certain mechanisms of the brain have been firmly established, when, from what I've read e ...more