Eric Richard Kandel is an Austrian-American medical doctor with a specialization in psychology and neuroscience. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000 for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard.
Kandel is a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Senior Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was also the founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, which is now the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia.
Eric R. Kandel is the author of books: In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present, Principles of Neural Science, The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of Mind, Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior, Molecular Neurobiology in Neurology and Psychiatry, Behavioral Bio of Aplysia: Origin & Evolution, Cellular Basis of Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neurobiology