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 all. Proust 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 proust. Proust 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 book. Proust 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 . He writes a blog on science issues affiliated with seed magazine where he is an editor and now has written proust was a neuroscientist a precocious and engaging book that tries to mend
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