Non-Fiction Books:

101 Theory Drive

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

101 Theory Drive

A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory by Terry McDermott
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

An obsessive scientist and his eclectic team of researchers race to discover one of the hidden treasures of neuroscience--the physical makeup of memory--and in the process pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug.Gary Lynch is the real thing, the epitome of the rebel scientist: malnourished, contentious, inspiring, explosive, remarkably ambitious, and 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 his 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. After establishing the building blocks, Lynch then set his sights on uncovering the complicated structure of memory as it is stored across many neurons. Adding practical significance to his groundbreaking work, Lynch discovered a class of drugs that could fix the memory 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 disease, Parkinson's disease, 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.

Author Biography

Terry McDermott is a former national reporter for the "Los Angeles Times "and the author of "Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers--Who They Were, Why They Did It." He lives in Southern California.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Pantheon Books Inc
Pages
271
Dimensions
154x215x27
ISBN-13
9780375425387
Product ID
3945555

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...