My life in neuroscience.
The Magic Loom of the Mind is the biography of the prestigious neuroscientist Joaquín M. Fuster, an exceptional portrait that unfolds in parallel to the history of the disciplines linked to the study of memory and knowledge. Through the story of his life, Fuster introduces us to doctors, biologists, philosophers, scholars of general systems theory and cybernetics, naturalists and scientists who in one way or another have contributed to what has been his great passion: cognitive neuroscience.
After recalling his childhood in the midst of the Civil War, as well as the influence exerted by his singular family of doctors and psychiatrists, Fuster delves into the origins of his vocation and the directions of his career, until finally arriving at the field of study in which he is today a world authority. This is not an exhaustive history of neuroscience, but rather the story of the people and discoveries that had a decisive influence on Fuster’s own research and work.
Like many characters whose lives deserve to be narrated, the author passionately describes his life’s path and makes clear why he is writing: “I believe that we scientists should not only exhibit our knowledge, but also inspire in others our passion for science and thus encourage new researchers to continue our work”.