The History of Neuroscience In Autobiography: 5

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This fifth book of autobiographical essays by distinguished senior neuroscientists includes contributions by Samuel H. Barondes, Joseph E. Bogen, Alan Cowey, David R. Curtis, Ennio De Renzi, John S. Edwards, Mitchell Glickstein, Carlton C. Hunt, Lynn T. Landmesser, Rodolfo Llinas, Alan Peters, Martin Raff, Wilfred Rall, Mark R. Rosenzweig, Arnold Bernard Scheibel, and Gerald Westheimer.

This collection of fascinating essays should inform and inspire students and working scientists alike. The general reader interested in science may also find the essays absorbing, as they are essentially human stories about commitment and the pursuit of knowledge.

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"Anyone interested in the history of science in this century will find the 17 autobiographical essays collected in volume one of The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography rich in both facts and in the sociology of science... The book, edited by Larry Squire, a former president of the Society for Neuroscience, was conceived to inform and inspire students and working scientists alike... The essays represent a range of interests and activities as diverse as the field their authors helped build... Above all this book is a treasure of the history, ideas, innovations, and politics that coalesced to produce, and still color, current neuroscience. Anyone entering this field should find the volume valuable for this reason alone." --SCIENCE

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Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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