This book is the fourth volume of autobiographical essays by distinguished senior neuroscientists. This volume includes autobiographies by 14 notable scientists, who also discuss major events that shaped their discoveries and their influences, as well as people that inspired them and help shape their careers as neuroscientists. This collection of fascinating essays should inform and inspire students and working scientists alike. The general reader may also find the book absorbing, as they are essentially human stories about commitment and the pursuit of knowledge.


Neuroscientists, graduate students of neuroscience, interested lay persons

Table of Contents

Per Andersen Mary Bartlett Bunge Jan Bures Jean Pierre G. Changeux John Dowling Oleh Hornykiewicz Andrew F. Huxley JacSue Kehoe Edward A Kravitz William Maxwell (Max) Cowan James L McGaugh Randolf Menzel Mircea Steriade Richard F Thompson Index of names


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About the author

Larry R. Squire

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

VA Medical Center and University of California, La Jolla, California, USA