Proust was a Neuroscientist
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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.
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