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Proust was a neuroscientist

People who stumble on my blog invariably ask, "Why madeleines? Is it a cooking blog?" Nope. Not in the least. This little ditty will explain the blog title. That little ditty will also explain why this makes me unspeakably happy.

“Marks the arrival of an important new thinker, who finds in the science and the arts wonder and beauty, and with equal confidence says wise and fresh things about both” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Science and Arts combined in one beautiful man who addresses my passion for Proust in moving prose? My head's going to explode. I need to finish grad school tomorrow so I'll actually have time to read this masterpiece.

This video is Jonah talking about his first book, but fascinating stuff nonetheless. It gives you a sense of who he is, which...

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...in semi-related news: My crush on Jonah Lehrer is evolving to the point of near constant distraction. I want him to whisper "metacognition" in my ear. Like, a lot of times. Gonna pretend I don't see that wedding ring.

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