My book got a very nice little spread in the new Wired. There’s a picture of me at an uncomfortable zoom and a short Q&A:
Q: Do you really think that we’ll find answers to science’s Big Questions in the arts?
A: Virginia Woolf isn’t going to help you finish your lab experiment. What she will do is help you ask your questions better. Proust focused on problems that neuroscience itself didn’t grapple with until relatively recently – questions of memory that couldn’t be crammed into Pavlovian reinforcement: Why are memories so unreliable? Why do they change so often? Why do we remember only certain aspects of the past?
For context on the odd Kanye West allusion, look here. On a related note, Ted over at Bookeywookey has written a few generous and illuminating posts on Proust Was A Neuroscientist. Thanks so much Ted!