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Proust Was a Neuroscientist

By: Jonah Lehrer
Published: 2008, ©2007
Pages: 242
Total Copies: 13
Genre: Nonfiction | Science & Technology | Artists, Writers, & Musicians


Description: In this technology-driven age, it’s tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Taking a group of artists — a painter, a poet, a chef, a composer, and a handful of novelists — Lehrer shows how each one discovered an essential truth about the mind that science is only now rediscovering.