The Age of Insight



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 At The Turn Of The Century, Vienna Was The Cultural Capital Of Europe Artists And Scientists Met In Glittering Salons, Where They Freely Exchanged Ideas That Led To Revolutionary Breakthroughs In Psychology, Brain Science, Literature, And Art Kandel Takes Us Into The World Of Vienna To Trace, In Rich And Rewarding Detail, The Ideas And Advances Made Then, And Their Enduring Influence Today The Vienna School Of Medicine Led The Way With Its Realization That Truth Lies Hidden Beneath The Surface That Principle Infused Viennese Culture And Strongly Influenced The Other Pioneers Of Vienna 1900 Sigmund Freud Shocked The World With His Insights Into How Our Everyday Unconscious Aggressive And Erotic Desires Are Repressed And Disguised In Symbols, Dreams, And Behavior Arthur Schnitzler Revealed Women S Unconscious Sexuality In His Novels Through His Innovative Use Of The Interior Monologue Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoschka, And Egon Schiele Created Startlingly Evocative And Honest Portraits That Expressed Unconscious Lust, Desire, Anxiety, And The Fear Of Death Kandel Tells The Story Of How These Pioneers Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, And Schiele Inspired By The Vienna School Of Medicine, In Turn Influenced The Founders Of The Vienna School Of Art History To Ask Pivotal Questions Such As What Does The Viewer Bring To A Work Of Art How Does The Beholder Respond To It These Questions Prompted New And Ongoing Discoveries In Psychology And Brain Biology, Leading To Revelations About How We See And Perceive, How We Think And Feel, And How We Respond To And Create Works Of Art Kandel, One Of The Leading Scientific Thinkers Of Our Time, Places These Five Innovators In The Context Of Today S Cutting Edge Science And Gives Us A New Understanding Of The Modernist Art Of Klimt, Kokoschka, And Schiele, As Well As The School Of Thought Of Freud And Schnitzler Reinvigorating The Intellectual Enquiry That Began In Vienna 1900, The Age Of Insight Is A Wonderfully Written, Superbly Researched, And Beautifully Illustrated Book That Also Provides A Foundation For Future Work In Neuroscience And The Humanities It Is An Extraordinary Book From An International Leader In Neuroscience And Intellectual History.The Age of Insight

Eric R Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist who was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard.Kandel, who had studied psychoanalysis, wanted to understand how memory works His mentor, Harry Grundfest, said, If you want to understand the brai Eric R Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist who was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard.Kandel, who had studied psychoanalysis, wanted to understand how memory works His mentor, Harry Grundfest, said, If you want to understand the brain you re going to have to take a reductionist approach, one cell at a time So he studied the neural system of a simple animal, Aplysia, a snail with very large nerve cells.Kandel is a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Senior Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute He was also the founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, which is now the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia Kandel authored In Search of Memory The Emergence of a New Science of Mind WW Norton , which chronicles his life and research The book was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Science and Technology

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  • Hardcover
  • 656 pages
  • The Age of Insight
  • Eric R. Kandel
  • English
  • 25 March 2017
  • 1400068711

10 thoughts on “The Age of Insight

  1. says:

    Kandel s topic is one of the most ambitious Here he an attempt to link together the arts and the sciences Where and how does he do this This is a book in two parts the first is an overview of fin de si cle Vienna and all of its accomplishments at that time Our author lived there when he was a boy, so he holds a fond attachment for this image of the city as it was before 1918 and before 1938 There he begins with the great discoveries on medicine and psychology which were made in that city Kandel s topic is one of the most ambitious Here he an attempt to link together the arts and t...

  2. says:

    Preface The Age of Insight The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present AcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIllustration CreditsIndex

  3. says:

    Best book about bridging the two cultures art humanitarian and science The author already has a Nobel prize, so you know you are in good hands We should invent a new award for books like these actually It is even better if you read the book in Vienna as you can also see some of the paintings in the Upper Belvedere and visit the other 2 museums Josephinum and Freud that had a big role in Kandel s life and in the early history of the ideas behind this book Will try to read it again after I Best book about bridging the two cultures art humanitarian and science The author already has a Nobel prize, so you know you are in good hands We should invent a new award for books like these actually It is even better if you read the book in Vienna as you can also see some of the paintings in the Upper Belvedere and visit the other 2 museums Josephinum and Freud that had a big role in Kandel s life and in the early history of the ideas behind this book Will try to read it again after I read some of the books included in its gigantic bibliography Well done Put it on the same shelf with Gombrich and Arnheim I would also recommend to read this book following Kandel s autobiography In S...

  4. says:

    My year ended on a high note, by finishing this most remarkable book Eric R Kandel s The Age of Insight The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present The timing of this book was remarkable for me because it happened on the same year when my primary focus was to find a bridge that I can use to cross at will between my two pa...

  5. says:

    This is an incredible book, a real tour de force in explaining in layman s terms some of the most amazing and important recent developments in neuroscience, biology and psychology, at the same time relating them to the artistic achievements of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka in Vienna 1900 If there is a flaw, it is Kandel s avoidance of any discussion of music, and especially of Schoenberg, who also painted artworks that fit much better into his thesis than those of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka T This is an incredible book, a real tour de force in explaining in layman s terms some of the most amazing and important recent developments in neuroscience, biology and psychology, at the same time relating them to the artistic achievements of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka in Vienna 1900 If there is a flaw, it is Kandel s avoidance of any discussion of music, and especially of Schoenberg, who also painted artworks that fit much better into his thesis than those of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka The book would have benefited from a reading of the Schoenberg Kandinsky correspondence After all, it does not make sense to discuss the influence of the unconscious on art without quoting Schoenberg art belongs to the unconscious Nevertheless, the book is fascinating to read And naturally on the science side, Kandel, a nobel prize winner for his work in neuroscience, is unparalleled His goal is to make the science accessible and to open a dialogue between the sciences and humanitie...

  6. says:

    This is, quite honestly, the best book I have read this year It will probably be the best book I read all year too It combined so many of my interests art, psychology, neurology, art criticism, and art history and was written so beautifully and convincingly that I enjoyed every page of it I picked it up from the library because I was researching Klimt, and this was just a whimsical find I need to give in to flights of whimsyoften I think I have a greater appreciation for Freud and h This is, quite honestly, the best book I have read this year It will probably be the best book I read all year too It combined so many of my interests art, psychology, neurology, art criticism, and art history and was written so beautifully and convincingly that I enjoyed every page of it I picked it up from the library because I was researching...

  7. says:

    Actually three books in one The first is Vienna 1900 and includes a fine introduction to Freud as well as three artists Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele The latter can be quite off putting, but is a good example for some of the points made later in the book The largest part of the book is devoted to understanding how the senses and brain perceive and interpret art and includes a truly ph...

  8. says:

    This book has a good combination of information about neuroscience and about art The author uses three artists who worked around the time of Freud in Vienna to show how our brains process art and how processes outside of our conscious awareness are at work all of the time He hopes that the new advances in neuroscience will allowcooperation between those working in several fields to develop a theory of how we respond to art There are implications for how we help people to cope and manage This book has a good combination of information about neuroscience and about art The author uses three artists who worked around the time of Freud in Vienna to show how our brains process art and how processes outside of our conscious awareness are at work all of the time He hopes that the new advances in neuroscience will allowcooperation between those working in several fields to develop a theory of how we respond to art There are implications for how we help people to cope and ...

  9. says:

    It took me a while to read this whole book I had to intersperse it with lighter fare, but it was totally worth the weight of the hardcover book on my chest The first half of the book was my favorite In it Kandel narrates the history of the artistic and scientific world in the Vienna of the turn of the 20th century With his neuroscience background, Kandel tries to explain how our brain respond to visual art, and how great artists have an intuitive understanding of that Also, during that exci It took me a while to read this whole book I had to intersperse it with lighter fare, but it was totally worth the weight of the hardcover book on my chest The first half of the book was my favorite In it Kandel narrates the history of the artistic and scientific world in the Vienna of the turn of the 20th ce...

  10. says:

    A well structured treatise on the conceivable perhaps necessary convergence of disciplines from the arts and sciences to reach acomprehensive understanding of the human mind In the context of the subjects the author has chosen, he offer...

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