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  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from New Yorker over fabricated Dylan quotes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    I closely followed the revelations last month that Jonah Lehrer, the wonder boy pop-neuroscience writer who had just landed at the New Yorker, had a habit of being a bit repetitive. On several occasions, it was discovered that Lehrer had almost verbatim copied from himself.


  • Excerpt: ‘Proust Was a Neuroscientist’

    By Jonah Lehrer

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Walt Whitman

    The Substance of Feeling

    The poet writes the history of his own body.

    -- Henry David Thoreau

    For Walt Whitman, the Civil War was about the body. The crime of the Confederacy, Whitman believed, was treating blacks as nothing but flesh, selling them and buying them like...

  • Q-&-A with Jonah Lehrer

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer has worked in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and as a line chef at the renowned New York restaurants Le Cirque 2000 and Le Bernardin. He's been a Rhodes scholar and, in late October, became a published author with his already widely acclaimed book...
  • Do artists intuit scientific truths?

    By David Wolpe

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer's book, "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," is based on a misunderstanding. Nonetheless, it is engaging, informed, wide ranging and altogether worth reading. At times it has the whip-smart feel of the best term paper you've ever read; if only one could adjust the thesis a...