When Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate Eric Kandel was a medical student in New York City in the 1950s, he had trouble finding a lab where he could train in neuroscience. Medical research was focused not on the brain's secrets but on immediate problems, such as combating scourges like polio. In 1969, the Society of Neuroscience was founded, with 500 members. It currently has more than 40,000.
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