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Jane on the Brain

Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen


Wendy Jones (Author)

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A Jane Austen scholar and therapist reveals Austen’s intuitive ability to imbue her characters with the hallmarks of social intelligence.

It is our biological destiny to be interested in people and their stories—the human brain is a social brain. Jane Austen’s characters are so believable, that for many of us, they are not just imaginary beings but friends. Brilliantly original and insightful, this fusion of psychology, neuroscience and literature provides a heightened understanding of a beloved cultural institution—and our own minds.