The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves

The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves

A Nobel Prize?winning neuroscientist?s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory wor A Nobel Prize?winning neuroscientist?s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human ...

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Title:The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves Reviews

  • Hom Sack
    Dec 02, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

  • Barbara
    Nov 25, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

  • Tony
    Oct 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

  • Andy Adkins
    Sep 25, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

    Thought this was a great update for someone who has not kept abreast of the research. Wondered why he did not mention the current neurobiological research on learned helplessness. Clearly relevant to depression. Wonder how selective he is being about the research he cites. ...

    A clinical review of recent research and scientific data. Very well researched and referenced. Perhaps not the most lay person friendly but it attempted to be widely assessable. Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for ARC in exchange for review. ...

    For most of his book, Kandel seamlessly & coherently details complex mental phenomena without pandering to in fashion sentiment trapping by cornerstores. ...

  • Derek Davis
    Sep 10, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

  • Bonnie
    Oct 13, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

  • Dan
    Sep 18, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

  • Abe
    Oct 12, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

    Thought this was a great update for someone who has not kept abreast of the research. Wondered why he did not mention the current neurobiological research on learned helplessness. Clearly relevant to depression. Wonder how selective he is being about the research he cites. ...

  • Maria
    Sep 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

  • Marilyn Getts
    Nov 09, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

  • Janet
    Oct 28, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

  • Kristine
    Aug 31, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

  • Melise
    May 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

  • Tracey
    Nov 18, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

  • Sara
    Nov 04, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

  • Christopher Johnson
    Nov 10, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

  • William
    Oct 14, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

    Thought this was a great update for someone who has not kept abreast of the research. Wondered why he did not mention the current neurobiological research on learned helplessness. Clearly relevant to depression. Wonder how selective he is being about the research he cites. ...

    A clinical review of recent research and scientific data. Very well researched and referenced. Perhaps not the most lay person friendly but it attempted to be widely assessable. Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for ARC in exchange for review. ...

    For most of his book, Kandel seamlessly & coherently details complex mental phenomena without pandering to in fashion sentiment trapping by cornerstores. ...

    Easy access to the latest discoveries in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other diseases of the mind rising from badly folded proteins in the neurons. ...

  • Shelley Lee
    Oct 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

  • Sue Wakula
    Nov 06, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

  • Cathy
    Dec 10, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

  • Authentikate
    Aug 02, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

    Thought this was a great update for someone who has not kept abreast of the research. Wondered why he did not mention the current neurobiological research on learned helplessness. Clearly relevant to depression. Wonder how selective he is being about the research he cites. ...

    A clinical review of recent research and scientific data. Very well researched and referenced. Perhaps not the most lay person friendly but it attempted to be widely assessable. Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for ARC in exchange for review. ...

  • Shera
    Oct 26, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

  • Corvus
    Nov 21, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

  • Jim
    Sep 23, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

  • Paula K.
    Nov 07, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

  • Danny
    Sep 23, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

  • P A Adamson
    Sep 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

    One of the best psychology books I have ever read. It goes into great detail about each disorder and how each disorder affects the person's life. It is a well-written book and it's not surprising when you learn the author wrote a Nobel peace prize. It really shows in his writing. ...

    Thought this was a great update for someone who has not kept abreast of the research. Wondered why he did not mention the current neurobiological research on learned helplessness. Clearly relevant to depression. Wonder how selective he is being about the research he cites. ...

    A clinical review of recent research and scientific data. Very well researched and referenced. Perhaps not the most lay person friendly but it attempted to be widely assessable. Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for ARC in exchange for review. ...

    For most of his book, Kandel seamlessly & coherently details complex mental phenomena without pandering to in fashion sentiment trapping by cornerstores. ...

    Easy access to the latest discoveries in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other diseases of the mind rising from badly folded proteins in the neurons. ...

    A good read. Nice level of technical detail. Very interesting. ...

  • Ania Holubecki
    Sep 25, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

  • Xavier Morales
    Sep 27, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...

    The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early August. You get the impression that, throughout this book, disorder is abnormal or there?s a baseline that everyone operates on and that there?s a select amount of people that are 'defective' wi...

    Good book for an overview, especially for those not in the field! Appreciated how Kandel would redefine concepts and terms as they came up instead of forcing readers to remember them from before. Also liked how the chapters were organized by processes that make up our mind, paired with...

    Fascinating brain stuff here. Eric is certainly an expert. Some things I've already heard, but a lot of new information also. I like how well he explains the inner workings of our mystery organ. ...

    Goodreads removed my review which was the top rated review on this page. The reason was that I called attention to the animal abuse in the book and that which is conducted by Kandel. I even took the time to also gather and offer outside sources to back up what I was saying including Ka...

    I read an ARC from NetGalley and Farrah, Straus And Giroux. Thanks! I am always interested in reading about the intersection of brain physiology and psychology/behavior. This book was a great overview of some of the most recent discoveries that shed light on physiological findings w...

    I found this book very disappointing. There wasn't a lot that was new. The subtitle, "What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves," makes a promise that is unfulfilled. He never says what disorders like Alzheimer's, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, etc. tell us about normal brains (ex...

    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is fascinating, the topics include Alzheimer's, gender identity, Parkinson's, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism and several other disorders. It may not be of interest to all readers but those who may find it interesting are readers who are cur...

    This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatise on brain disorders. It is more like a multi-course tasting menu of interesting topics in cognitive neuroscience and should be savored as such. ...

    This would be a really good text for someone who has some basic working knowledge about the brain/mind connection or the "new biology of the mind" as Kandel refers to it. I clearly have read far more about this topic than I realized when I picked this up, because I was familiar with mu...

    As much as I enjoyed his previous book, I like this one even more. Not only is it informative, but it is also clearly written and a delight to read. ...

    Not being a scientist, I struggled to read this book. I'd like to find a discussion group and read it again with chapter by chapter input from others. Kandel, a brilliant neuroscientist, brings readers up to date on what is known about neuroscience, the brain, and ultimately our minds ...

    Thoroughly researched, this book explains the biology, chemistry and physiology of the brain and its effects on the self: our reactions, addictions, desires, instincts, emotions and unconscious behaviors. It reads like a textbook in many parts and delves into brain chemistry but sheds ...

    Outstanding. A clear overview of brain research up to the current day. A must read for anyone interested in the connection between the prescription of drugs and the use of psychotherapy in treating mental disorders and addiction. Kandel clear explains the difference between autism, bi...

    As with everything from Eric Kandel, well-written and insightful, a pleasure to read, and deserving of a close reread. ...

    Every chapter introduced fascinating concepts about how the brain works, and made me want to read more. Explanations were brief but sufficient to get a good overview. Focusing on disorders or rare brain conditions makes sense because that?s how neuroscience has traditionally advanced...

    There's a lot to chew on, here. ...

    This is an informative book with insights into recent studies of the human brain. I'm not sure who the target audience is for this. It's not as accessible as Dr. Sacks' books, for example, and I think will require a background in biology or psychology at least. However, experts are lik...

    FASCINATING! ...

    There was a combined chapter including anxiety along with PTS and faulty decision making, after all. Informative book but at times tedious. ...

    Always like Kandel, from his textbooks to his personal revelations (the latter more so). As a rundown of the status of neuroscience today, this deserves a fifth star. He presents the material beautifully, so that even when technical terms (such as particular areas of the brain) are tos...

    Good overview of current understanding of the brain and its disorders. Key points for me: emotion is not an obstacle but the key to healthy decisionmaking; nicotine is a gateway drug in how it primes brain for addiction (not marijuana!), and sexual differentiation of genitalia happens ...

    Being an Industrial-Organizational Psychology student, I was familiar with the content Kandell presents here, but not entirely savvy of the intricacies of mental disorder. I was mostly interested in the decision making portions of the book. In general, I think this book is a good overv...

  • Molly
    Sep 02, 2018

    THE DISORDERED MIND. (2018). Eric R. Kandel. ****. I found this work to be a fascinating review of our existing knowledge of the brain and how it works. The author is currently a professor at Columbia University and a renowned researcher in the field of neurology. He was previously a ...

    Received a review copy in exchange for my review. I wish I could leave a better one. The book is full of animal testing and psychiatric binaries of sick and well. It lacks an ethical framework in its treatment of humans and nonhuman animals necessary for the subject. There is some dece...