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Proust Was a Neuroscientist Audiobook

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist In this technology-driven age, it’s tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book In fact, when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book 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. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book We learn, for example, how Proust first revealed the fallibility of memory; how George Eliot discovered the brain’s malleability; how the French chef Escoffier identified umami (the fifth taste); how Cézanne worked out the subtleties of vision; and how Gertrude Stein exposed the deep structure of language – a full half-century before the work of Noam Chomsky and other linguists. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book It’s the ultimate tale of art trumping science. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Book More broadly, Lehrer shows that there’s a cost to reducing everything to atoms and acronyms and genes.   ...See Full Description


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CD Universe Part number8697317
LabelBrilliance Audio
Discs1
Release DateApr 01, 2012
Additional InfoUnabridged


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