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101 Theory Drive - A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

Terry McDermott

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It's not fiction: Gary Lynch is the real thing, the epitome of the rebel scientist-malnourished, contentious, inspiring, explosive, remarkably ambitious, 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 Lynch's 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. And he explains where Lynch's sights are now set: on drugs that could fix that 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, Parkinson's, 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

8h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:02:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

53:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:02:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:24