Top positive review
Well written mashup between the arts and cognitive neuroscience
on April 23, 2016
I put Jonah in the same category as Malcolm Gladwell and Simon Speck: great points derived from insightful thinking surrounded by science and solid storytelling. This is book I'd give away to those who see the crossover from cognitive neuroscience and the arts. (Yes, artists got it right before the profs). The book moves at a comfortable pace and is full of anecdotal evidence to carry you down the river of his thinking. Readers should know Lehrer had a bit of controversy about his scientific due diligence in other works. Personally I think it's petty academic posturing. Sometimes it takes a visionary to postulate on the big truths and let others endorse or prove it wrong. This particular book is especially compelling and covers off the senses: sight, sound, touch in succession. Expect to have moments of revelation as your thinking gets readjusted.