Reviews and Recommendations; May / June 2012; Scientific American Mind; by Robert Epstein, Lena Groeger, Moheb Costandi, Brian Mossop; 2 Page(s)
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
by Eric R. Kandel. Random House, 2012
What happens when an obscure interest in early 20th-century Austrian art meets up with an encyclopedic knowledge of brain science? In three words, action potentials fly. Enough neurons were firing to ignite most people’s heads when Kandel wrote this ambitious 672-page book about possible ways in which art and modern brain science can enrich and inform each other.