Award-winning journalist Terry McDermott, who spent two years observing a UC Irvine neurobiologist, appears on campus with his subject this evenintg to discuss the story behind the story contained in his book 101 Theory Drive: One Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory.
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Gary Lynch, who has spent decades trying to understand the brain's memory machine, in recent years has fixated on drugs that could fix the machine when it breaks, including possible cures for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
McDermott's book is a dramatic account of daily life in Lynch's lab, with clear explanations of the cutting-edge science that takes place there. Perhaps you recall McDermott's byline from his several years as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, or his 2005 book, Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers--Who They Were, Why They Did It.
The McDermott/Lynch talk begins at 5 p.m. in Humanities Gateway 1010. There's more here.