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Proust was a Neuroscientist

By Jonah Lehrer

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: Australia, 28 February 2011
Is science the only path to knowledge? In this sparkling and provocative book Jonah Lehrer explains that when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Taking a group of celebrated writers, painters and composers, Lehrer shows us how artists have discovered truths about the human mind - real, tangible truths - that science is only now rediscovering. We learn, for example, how Proust first revealed the fallibility of memory; how George Eliot understood the brain's malleable nature; how the French chef Escoffier intuited umami (the fifth taste); how Cezanne worked out the subtleties of vision; and how Virginia Woolf pierced the mysteries of consciousness. It's a riveting tale of art trumping science, again and again.

About the Author

Jonah Lehrer is the author of The Decisive Moment.

EAN: 9781921758140
ISBN: 1921758147
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 1.7 centimetres (0.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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