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The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind Through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging (Hardback)
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The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind Through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 13/05/2003
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Paul Matthews describes the center-stage role of the brain in famous scenes from Shakespeare's plays with the use of colour brain scans. Interwoven with these are the interpretations of many of the most significant soliloquies in all of Shakespeare's plays.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780972383028
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1056 g
Dimensions: 234 x 235 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A heady combination of old-fashioned Bard-worship and cutting-edge science."
"An entertaining primer on functional brain imaging"-American Scientist
"Paul Matthews and Jeffrey McQuain have given us a new and fascinating insight into the works of Shakespeare and the workings of the human brain. I am honored to be included in this wonderful book."--Stacy Keach
"Shakespeare investigated how the human mind works 400 years ago, whereas brain scientists today have the tools--such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging--to address the questions that fascinated Shakespeare. It is a happy partnership on the whole: Shakespeare sets the scene for a topic, then "The Bard on the Brain" raises the curtain on modern neuroscience's investigation of it, adding a bright array of brain scans and photographs from Shakespeare productions. . . . "The Bard on the Brain" is a valuable way in for anyone eager to learn about the mysteries of the mind and the latest exciting developments in brain science."--Eleanor Case, "New Scientist"--Eleanor Case "New Scientist "
"Matthews and McQuain have created an enjoyable book that exposes lay people to the remarkable advances in brain imaging and the questions that might be asked of brain science."--Heidi Roth, "Journal of the American Medical Association"--Heidi Roth "Journal of the American Medical Association "
Shakespeare investigated how the human mind works 400 years ago, whereas brain scientists today have the tools such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to address the questions that fascinated Shakespeare. It is a happy partnership on the whole: Shakespeare sets the scene for a topic, then "The Bard on the Brain" raises the curtain on modern neuroscience s investigation of it, adding a bright array of brain scans and photographs from Shakespeare productions. . . . "The Bard on the Brain" is a valuable way in for anyone eager to learn about the mysteries of the mind and the latest exciting developments in brain science. Eleanor Case, "New Scientist"--Eleanor Case "New Scientist ""
Matthews and McQuain have created an enjoyable book that exposes lay people to the remarkable advances in brain imaging and the questions that might be asked of brain science. Heidi Roth, "Journal of the American Medical Association"--Heidi Roth "Journal of the American Medical Association ""
Paul Matthews and Jeffrey McQuain have given us a new and fascinating insight into the works of Shakespeare and the workings of the human brain. I am honored to be included in this wonderful book. --Stacy Keach"

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