Lehrer argues in this original book that science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, where the brain is concerned, art got there first. Focusing on a group of artists, Lehrer shows how each one discovered an essential truth about the human mind that science is only now rediscovering.
is a Contributing Editor at “Wired” and a frequent contributor to “The New Yorker”. He writes the Head Case column for “The Wall Street Journal” and regularly appears on WNYC's “Radiolab”. His writing has also appeared in “Nature”, “The New York Times Magazine”, “Scientific American” and “Outside”. He's the author of two previous books, “Proust Was A Neuroscientist” and How We Decide. He graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.