How Simplicity Can Unveil Insights in Art and Science

ENLARGE UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1754: Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) English artist. Snow Storm, Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth 1842 (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images) Published Credit: Universal History Archive/Getty Images Photo: Universal History Archive/Getty Images By Daniela Hernandez Daniela Hernandez The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @danielas_bot Sept. 6, 2016 10:33 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Columbia University neuroscientist Eric Kandel has spent the bulk of his career trying to understand memory and how we remember. Rather than probing the human brain, much of his work has focused on a maroon marine mollusk. The sea slug, known as Aplysia californica, has giant, balloon-shaped nerve cells that lend themselves well to studying how they link up and how changes in their connections might underpin learning, memory and behavior. By…

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