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 nature ...

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Title:The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves
Author:Eric R. Kandel
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves Reviews

  • Elaine
    Sep 22, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

  • Derek Davis
    Sep 10, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Carolyn Phelps
    Oct 04, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • Gaby Chapman
    Sep 30, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

  • Dan
    Sep 18, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kristine
    Aug 31, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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 Gerber
    May 27, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Adam Di Filippe
    Jul 05, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • Ester
    Sep 16, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

  • Masada
    Oct 09, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • William
    Oct 14, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Authentikate
    Aug 02, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Kathryn French
    Oct 05, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Corvus
    Sep 02, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

  • Julian
    Oct 05, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jim
    Sep 23, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • Geert Claassens
    Sep 21, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Danny
    Sep 23, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Alan Sokolov
    Oct 02, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • P A Adamson
    Sep 27, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Julison
    Oct 07, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • Ania Holubecki
    Sep 25, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Matthew Sullivan
    Oct 10, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • Xavier Morales
    Sep 27, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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 Romantic Cowboy
    Oct 02, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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  • Nelly Morales
    Oct 12, 2018

    Goodreads removed my post for mentioning that Kandel is an animal abuser- a fact that is available in the book and online. I included a link to his current publications in which he causes pain and terror in mammals conveniently left out of his bio. I mentioned that I was unaware of him...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Excellent ...

    The last chapter on consciousness wasn't as riveting as the rest of the book, but I find brain science fascinating. ...

    Current science on various dysfunctions of the human brain. ...

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