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Books, Journals, New Media
February 11, 2004

Art, Mind

Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2004;291(6):746-747. doi:10.1001/jama.291.6.746

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.