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Эрик Кандел


Eric Kandel

Фотография Эрик Кандел (photo Eric Kandel)

День рождения: 07.11.1929 года
Возраст: 88 лет
Место рождения: Вена, США

Quotes of Eric Kandel

Американский психиатр, нейробиолог и профессор биохимии

  • ⋅It is this potential for plasticity of the relatively stereotyped units of the nervous system that endows each of us with our individuality. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Memory is everything. Without it we are nothing, /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅The task of neural science is to explain behaviour in terms of the activities of the brain. How does the brain marshall its millions of individual nerve cells to produce behaviour, and how are these cells influenced by the environment...? The last frontier of the biological sciences – their ultimate challenge – is to understand the biological basis of consciousness and the mental processes by which we perceive, act, learn, and remember. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅The brain is a complex biological organ of great computational capability that constructs our sensory experiences, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and control our actions. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Life is sort of a circle. You come back to a lot of the interests that you had early in life. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅In art, as in science, reductionism does not trivialize our perception - of color, light, and perspective - but allows us to see each of these components in a new way. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅The problem for many people is that we cannot point to the underlying biological bases of most psychiatric disorders. In fact, we are nowhere near understanding them as well as we understand disorders of the liver or the heart. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅As you know, in most areas of science, there are long periods of beginning before we really make progress. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅One of the wonderful things about Internet is its like a salon. It brings people together from different intellectual walks of life. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅I went to medical school after having decided to do so somewhere between my junior and senior year at Harvard - very late. I initially wanted to be an intellectual historian. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅I really like the city of Vienna. I like its art, its music and its architecture. In short, I like the culture that Vienna represents. What really captures me is the period around 1900 - the time of Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt. This is the period in which the modern view of mind was born. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅I have on the one hand a hatred and on the other a yearning for Vienna. I left when I was nine years old because I was Jewish. And even before 1938, the anti-Semitism in Austria was probably deeper than it was in Germany or in other European countries. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅After the war, the Austrians just denied their role in it all. They didn't teach it in school. But since 1990 they have openly acknowledged their role in the Holocaust and I feel more comfortable in Austria. I feel a sort of reconciliation. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅There was an idea that God created man different from other animals, because man was rational and animals had drives and instincts. That idea of a rational man that was specially created went out the window when Darwin showed that we evolved from animal ancestors, that we have instincts, much as do animals, and that our instincts are very important. It was a much more sophisticated, nuanced, and rich view of the human mind. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Not only Freud but artists and writers were also interested in the unconscious. It was medicine that made the first steps toward modernity. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Vienna is relatively small. And it had wonderful salons, opportunities for people to get together. There was a lot of interaction between scientists and non-scientists, between Jews and non-Jews, between artists, writers and scientists, including medical scientists. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Biology is a way of approaching the truth about the mind. In biology most people don't tackle problems at the level of complexity that psychoanalysis does. But psychoanalysis has a degree of uncertainty about it. A psychoanalyst may have some deep insights, but cannot, at the moment, run experiments to establish whether it's really the truth. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅I don't think biology is replacing the feeling experienced through art. Biology is capable of giving additional insights. It's a parallel, not a substitutive process. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅There are cells in the brain that respond to faces. This is one of the reasons that I deal with portraiture. We can learn a lot about our perception of facial expression from the behavior of these cells. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Self-portraits are a way of revealing something about oneself. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Truth has many dimensions, and the way you arrive at truth in complex situations is through many perspectives. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅I see psychoanalysis, art and biology ultimately coming together, just like cognitive psychology and neuroscience have merged. /Eric Kandel
  • ⋅Has it ever struck you ... that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going? It’s really all memory ... except for each passing moment. /Eric Kandel
Goss Malone
Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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