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Proust Was a Neuroscientist [electronic resource]

Lehrer, Jonah2011
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Taking a group of celebrated writers, painters and composers, Lehrer shows us how artists have discovered truths about the human mind - real, tangible truths - that science is only now rediscovering. We learn, for example, how Proust first revealed the fallibility of memory; how George Eliot understood the brain's malleability; how the French chef Escoffier intuited umami (the fifth taste); how Cézanne worked out the subtleties of vision; and how Virginia Woolf pierced the mysteries of consciousness. It's a riveting tale of art trumping science again and again.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Canongate Books, 2011
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780857860422
Language:
English
BRN:
3654196
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