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In the Palaces of Memory
How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads
Written by George Johnson

In the Palaces of Memory .

Category: Science
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 1992
Price: $19.00
Can. Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73759-9 (0-679-73759-6)
Pages: 272
Also available as an eBook.



 
In the Palaces of Memory is a sosphisticated, comprehenseive and fascinating analysis of the science of memory. Johnson has achieved a rare blend of scientific and literary sophistication. Faithful to its complexities and controversies, the book is a fully dimensional portrait, a hologram, of the field.” —Richar Mark, Friedhoff, USA Today

“As a writer about the biological and human sciences, Mr. Johnson has few peers. . . . If I wanted to give readers a feeling for the frontiers of cognitive neuroscience, I would sent them directly to this book.” —Howard Gardner, The New York Times

“Among the livliest and most readable accounts of neuroscience to have appeared in recent years. . . . In the Palaces of Memory belongs in the library of everyone interested in the study of the brain.” — Timothy Ferris, author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way

“Lucid, insightful . . . Mr. Johnson imparts a huge amount of information in his clear descriptions of how the relevant experiments were conducted and interpreted. And he makes the reader feel the excitement that drives these people to devote most of their waking hours over a number of decades to the puzzle.” —John C. Marshall, The New York Times Book Review

“An eloquent foray into how our brains convert experience into knowledge. [Written] with all the alacrity of a detective gathering clues . . . with a lucidity that at times approaches artisty.” —Thea Singer, The Boston Phoenix

“George Johnson is an extremely gifted member of a small group of writers who ‘popularize’ science. . . . Science writers of genius like George Johnson, should be put on the public payroll.” —Clarence Brown, Trenton Times

“How does the brain create memories? . . . This elegantly written report is science on the cutting edge—messy, intuitive, exciting.” —Publishers Weekly

“George Johnson masterly brings these brilliant, sometimes quirky people to life. . . . With the kind of curiousity that has driven John McPhee into greenmarkets and orange groves . . . he moves gracefully from wetware to hardware to software, keeping the reader with him all the way.” —Kathy Traxler, San Diego Tribune



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
GEORGE JOHNSON writes regularly about science for The New York Times. He has also written for Scientific American, The Atlantic, Time, Slate, and Wired, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize. He is a contributor to "Science Saturday" on bloggingheads.tv.





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