Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Shakespeare's use of language to enchantingly convey insights into the
complexity of the human experience makes him a powerful resource for reflection
on our emotions, senses, and imagination. Paul Matthews (professor of neurology
at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Centre for Functional
Magnetic Imaging of the Brain) and Jeffrey McQuain (an English scholar and
author of several books on language) join forces in The
Bard on the Brain, using Shakespeare's vivid observations to address
aspects of psychological experience that have been explored with brain imaging.
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