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Proust Was a Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer, a 26-year-old Rhodes scholar, pens a slim, brainy book about the brain, modernist art, and literature. His illuminating argument in ...Proust Was a NeuroscientistNonfiction, Science and Technology Jonah Lehrer, a 26-year-old Rhodes scholar, pens a slim, brainy book about the brain, modernist art, and literature. His illuminating argument in ...2007-10-26Houghton Mifflin
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Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Genre: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Author: Jonah Lehrer; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Jonah Lehrer, a 26-year-old Rhodes scholar, pens a slim, brainy book about the brain, modernist art, and literature. His illuminating argument in Proust Was a Neuroscientist: Major advances in neuroscience were presaged in the works of Paul Cénne, Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, et al. Each of Lehrer’s chapters is devoted to one artist, and gets a tad predictable (e.g., Woolf thought the self was an illusion? Later neuroscientists backed her up!). After a while, you half-expect to learn that Herman Melville cured brain tumors with Moby-Dick. But Lehrer writes skillfully and coherently about both art and science — no small feat.

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