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Spanning the variety of Intellectual pursuits,
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This review is from: The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (Hardcover)
I couldn't resist the parody on the Wide World of Sports series from years back. I cannot really say where Dr. Kandel's wide-spanning mind might not seek to go. He starts with art, moves through history, psychology, neuroanatomy and towards neurologic pathology. Much is divertingly discussed in a manner that seems lucid, at least to my trained mind. I would hope that it would function as a clear introduction to those with less first-hand knowledge of the latter fields.
The book is an adventure in inductive logic and the synthesis of multiple fields of action. It is a good read