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Proust was a neuroscientist jonah lehrer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this technology driven age its tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery after allproust was a neuroscientist is more of an expository piece comparing artistic visions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with recent discoveries in neuroscience than it is an argument for any direct connection between these two ways of seeing the world it is broad in its scope and offers much food for thought along the course of the bookproust was a neuroscientist is a non fiction book written by jonah lehrer first published in 2007in it lehrer argues that many 20th and 21st century discoveries of neuroscience are actually re discoveries of insights made earlier by various artists including gertrude stein walt whitman paul czanne igor stravinsky and as alluded to in the title marcel proustmeasurement is not the same as understanding and art knows this better than science does an ingenious blend of biography criticism and first rate science writing proust was a neuroscientist urges science and art to listen more closely to each other for willing minds can combine the best of both to brilliant effectproust was a neuroscientist is a dazzling inquiry into the nature of the mind and of the truths harvested by its first explorers artists like walt whitman george eliot auguste escoffier marcel proust paul czanne igor stravinsky gertrude stein and virginia woolf what they understood intuitively and expressed through their respective

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