IN SEARCH OF MEMORY
by Eric R. Kandel
I read this upon the recommendation of Clifford Saron, a brain scientist who advises the Dalai Lama on this topic. Reading it made me realize how vast the field of neuroscience is, how little we know and yet how much we are finding out and how quickly. The book is both an inspiring autobiography of a Nobel-prize winning neuroscientist and a comprehensive history of neuroscience developments from the last 60 years.