Schlesinger Visitor: Jonah Lehrer

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant December 8th, 2008

This evening at 6:15 Schlesinger Visitor Jonah Lehrer will be giving a lecture in Hargate.   Here is what he says about himself on his blog:

“I’m an editor-at-large for Seed Magazine. I graduated from Columbia University in 2003, and spent the next two years studying at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. My first book, “Proust Was A Neuroscientist,” is about artists who anticipated the discoveries of modern neuroscience. My second book, “How We Decide,” is about the neuroscience of decision-making. I’ve written for The New Yorker, Nature, Wired, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. I’m also a contributing editor at Scientific American Mind and National Public Radio’s Radio Lab. “

Humanities teacher Ann Jones describes his visit to St. Paul’s:

“On Monday we are having a Schlesinger visit by the writer Jonah Lehrer, the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist and How we Decide, which comes out next year. His blog – The Frontal Cortex at http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/ is terrific. He tackles every aspect of human life, memory, art, literature, the invention of classic French sauces, happiness, and relates them to neuroscience. It’s amazing stuff. It has fascinating implications for how we might teach to encourage breakthrough thinking. There are many other articles at: http://www.jonahlehrer.com/articles.”

There is a great deal of interesting writing by Lehrer available online through the links above, or you can check out his book, Proust Was A Neuroscientist from Ohrstrom Library (call #: 700.1 L52).  Be sure to attend the Schlesinger program this evening, and then leave a comment here to let us know your thoughts.

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