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 effect. Proust was a neuroscientist is a non fiction book written by jonah lehrer first published in 2007 in 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 . Proust was a neuroscientist by jonah lehrer editor at large for seed with a blog the frontal cortex documents how science is not the only path to knowledge since the arts novels symphonies poetry paintings cookbooks often precede scientific discoveries. 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 . Proust was a neuroscientist jonah lehrer first chapter nov 4 2007 related coverage first chapter proust was a neuroscientist jonah lehrer first chapter nov 4 2007 whats next
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