Darkness at the Dawn of the Search for Memory Molecules

by Louis Neal Irwin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/3/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781664156722
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781664156739
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781664156715

About the Book

This book chronicles the apparent discovery of “memory molecules” in 1965, the loss of credibility that plagued those findings, and the subsequent triumphant discovery of the neuroactive peptides, including endorphins. The story is told through a series of biographical vignettes and the author’s own experiences that unfolded from the plains of West Texas, through Kansas, Houston, New York, Detroit, and Boston. This seminal episode in the early history of neuroscience flows smoothly for the lay reader as an engaging story of the clash between personalities, conventional wisdom, and unconventional explanations. The book is well documented for the scientist and historian, providing a definitive account of early attempts to understand memory at the molecular level.

About the Author