In Memory and Emotion, James L. McGaugh gives a rich and insightful overview of modern memory research in the context of seminal discoveries of the past. Perhaps no one alive today is better suited to have written such a book.... Although I too work in the field, I learned many things about its history from this a concise, well-written book, which nonexperts will also enjoy.... superb.
(Joseph E. LeDoux American Scientist
McGaugh, one of the world's leading experts on the neurobiology of memory and emotion... offers a basic history of the research on learning and memory...This is a fine book for academic and larger public libraries.
(Mary Anne Hughes Library Journal
The book blends scientific research with personal anecdotes and even examples from literature for an absorbing read on the mysteries of memory.
(The Daily News of Los Angeles
This readable book provides easy access to the dramatic progress that has taken place in the scientific understanding of memory. The writing style is engaging and the material fascinating. Highly recommended.
McGaugh has issued an invitation to adventure for any reader who has wondered about how our brains achieve one of their most extraordinary -- and still mysterious -- feats.
(Guy M. McKhann Cerebrum
The book provides a succinct and lucid summary of many facts related to memory... [and] will almost inevitably reward readers with facts or points of view not previously considered.
(Robert W. Doty Quarterly Review of Biology
[A] highly readable and authoritative account by one of the world's leading researchers on the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory.
(Larry Weiskrantz, Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University)