AirTalk for April 28, 2010

What is memory made of?

Mercer 7220

Knopf Doubleday

Hmm... what's the chemical breakdown of memory again?

Journalist Terry McDermott spent two years observing larger-than-life neuroscientist Gary Lynch and his quest to understand the structure and processes of human memory. In 101 Theory Drive- a book named after the address of Lynch's UC Irvine laboratory- McDermott chronicles Lynch's turbulent research breakthroughs and setbacks, as well as his discovery of a class of drugs that could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ADHD. Terry McDermott talks with Larry Mantle about one scientist's obsessive drive to uncover the biochemical workings of memory.

Terry McDermott will appear with neuroscientist Gary Lynch at the Los Angeles Public Library in the Mark Taper Auditorium tonight, Wednesday, April 28, at 7 pm.

Guest:


Terry McDermott, author of 101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory (Knopf Doubleday). He is a former national reporter for the Los Angeles Times whose other books include Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers- Who They Were, Why They Did It.


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