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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Proust Was A Neuroscientist
Science writer Jonah Lehrer, who has written excellent essays for Ideas about bird brains, the role of emotions in cognition, and the effect of gambling on the brain, has published his first book, "Proust Was A Neuroscientist" (Houghton Mifflin).
The book is available now, according to Lehrer's blog, The Frontal Cortex.
Excerpt of the Bookforum review:
"Proust Was a Neuroscientist" showcases the exuberant intelligence of Jonah Lehrer -- an editor at large of Seed magazine who also blogs at the Frontal Cortex -- as he explores the ways in which writers, painters, and other artists around the turn of the twentieth century anticipated the discoveries of modern neuroscience.
Sounds good to me!