At first glance, the work of Dr. Kandel as an expatriated fellow Viennese may seem disparate from this golden age. Yet Dr. Kandel has focused on the neuroscience of memory, habituation, and neural plasticity in explaining key human experiences. His seminal work of memory has been based on elegant experiments on the most simple of animals—the sea snail Aplysia. He has studied how cells make memory “traces” in the short term and how in long-term memory cells make new connections and grow, expressing new genes and cellular reconfigurations. In The Age of Insight, these findings are described alongside other classical experiments in an effort to collectively tease out from multiple domains (of neuroscience, art, and the humanities) how we understand the most basic human experiences of touch, sight, smell, memory, and emotionality. It is clear that Dr. Kandel derived inspiration from the work of these giants of Viennese culture. The book is also, to some extent, a “call to arms” for neuroscientists to embrace the full breadth of artistic talent in our attempts to understand the mind. To a certain extent, Dr. Kandel gives the impression that we are as scientists just one member of a diverse [but yet “virtual”] brain discovery team that is studying (in so many complementary ways) how the mind works.