Jonah Lehrer on 'Proust Was a Neuroscientist'

 Marcel Proust (seated), Robert de Flers (left) and Lucien Daudet (right), ca. 1894


Marcel Proust (seated), Robert de Flers (left) and Lucien Daudet (right), ca. 1894 (CC0)

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Jonah Lehrer is the author of "Proust Was a Neuroscientist." He tells Steve Paulson that the great French writer described insights into the way the mind processes memory long before the scientists could prove how the brain worked.