Today’s guest is an Austrian-American who emigrated from Vienna to Brooklyn in 1939 at the age of 9, Dr. Eric Kandel will celebrate nearly nine decades of curiosity, study and incredible scientific discovery at his upcoming 89th birthday on November 7 (about the time this podcast will air).
Dr. Kandel is a renowned neuroscientist with a psychiatric background who is considered one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts.
Dr. Kandel has been described by a colleague as: "one of the truly great intellects, ... one of the greatest scientists and greatest neuroscientists of the last 100 years.” “…[He has] this wonderful far-reaching mind that is not afraid ... to ask questions, to be integrative, to take a bold leap of imagination.”
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