Friday, 20 July 2007

Eric Kandel - Nobel Laureate

If the century just passed was “the province of the gene,” then the next hundred years shall be “the province of the mind,” believes Eric Kandel. Brain science is poised to reveal the biology of conscious and unconscious mental processes involved in perception, emotion, thought and action. There will also be “a revolution in understanding mental illness,” with animal models revealing the “mechanism of pathogenesis.” Here's hoping we don't find ourselves limited by closed minds and frightened egotism aka stem cells

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