Proust Was a Neuroscientist - Lehrer, Jonah

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Jonah Lehrer

Yayınevi: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade

Yayın tarihi: 11/2007

ISBN: 9780618620104

Ciltli | İngilizce | 242 Sayfa | 214 x 148 mm

Tür: Bilim-Teknik

In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But, argues Jonah Lehrer, science is not the only path to knowledge. When it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first.

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. 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 Cezanne 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. It's the ultimate tale of art trumping science.

More broadly, Lehrer shows that there's a cost to reducing everything to atoms and acronyms and genes. Measurement is not the same as understanding, and this is what art knows better than science. A blend of biography, criticism, and 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 effect.

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