Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Review: '101 Theory Drive'
Review: '101 Theory Drive'

101 Theory Drive A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory Terry McDermott Pantheon: 272 pp., $25.95 There's a cartoon on my office wall captioned, "How our brain recalls things." It shows an old galoot (overalls, baseball cap) in a stockroom, leaning on the drawer of a filing cabinet, one hand draped across the folders, the other holding up a sheet of paper. A phone receiver is tucked under his chin, and he seems to be relaying the extracted information to someone upstairs. It's a satisfying metaphor for a process that neuroscientists have struggled to pin down for decades. In "101 Theory Drive," Terry McDermott gets us a lot closer to the problem of how...