Author nobel prize winner eric r kandel whom some viewers of pbs and charlie rose know through his series of roundtables on the brain is mainly a philosophical physicalist but he does include the feedback looping of bottom up emergent reductionism and top down organismal holism of learned and experiential associations. Eric kandels new book reductionism in art and brain science is a beautiful integration of visual art and neuroscience the book engages cp snows theme of two cultures the humanities and the sciences and provides an artful window into the science of the mind through his fourteen nicely written chapters that include elegant figures in visual art and neuroscience. A brilliant book by nobel prize winner eric r kandel the age of insight takes us to vienna 1900 where leaders in science medicine and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions and how mind and brain relate to art. Eric kandel a nobel prize winning molecular biologist and neuroscientist explores the parallels between techniques artists and scientists use to distill truth in his new book reductionism in art and brain science bridging the two cultures. Eric r kandel is the university professor and fred kavli professor at columbia university and a senior investigator at the howard hughes medical institutethe recipient of the 2000 nobel prize in physiology or medicine for his studies of learning and memory he is the author of in search of memory a memoir that won a los angeles times book prize the age of insight the quest to understand
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