Alan Alda and Nobel Prize winner Erik Kandel in conversation Podcast suggestion
Is a work of art complete if no one experiences it? Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel talks with Alan Alda about the vital role of the audience when we communicate through art and story
This interesting talk about his prize-winning discoveries on memory come alive in his own memorable stories.
Erik Kandel won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000, for his research on the sea slug Aplysia, which helped to uncover important molecular mechanisms that drive the processes of learning and memory. He found that as the snail learned, chemical signals changed the structure of the connections between cells, known as synapses, where the signals are sent and received. He went on to show that short-term and long-term memories are formed by different signals.