Pathways of Discovery

Neuroscience: Breaking Down Scientific Barriers to the Study of Brain and Mind

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Science  10 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5494, pp. 1113-1120
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5494.1113

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In this month's essay, Eric R. Kandel and Larry R. Squire chronicle how brain research has migrated from the peripheries of biology and psychology to assume a central position within those disciplines. The multidiscipline of neuroscience that emerged from this process now ranges from genes to cognition, from molecules to minds.

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