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The Resource Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen, Wendy Jones

Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen, Wendy Jones

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Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen
Title
Jane on the brain
Title remainder
exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Jones
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma?s mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers? We care because it is our biological destiny to be interested in people and their stories?the human brain is a social brain. And Austen?s characters are so believable, that for many of us, they are not just imaginary beings, but friends whom we know and love. And thanks to Austen's ability to capture the breadth and depth of human psychology so thoroughly, we feel that she empathizes with us, her readers. Humans have a profound need for empathy, to know that we are not alone with our joys and sorrows. And then there is attachment, denial, narcissism, and of course, love, to name a few. We see ourselves and others reflected in Austen?s work. Social intelligence is one of the most highly developed human traits when compared with other animals How did is evolve? Why is it so valuable? Wendy Jones explores the many facets of social intelligence and juxtaposes them with the Austen cannon. Brilliantly original and insightful, this fusion of psychology, neuroscience, and literature provides a heightened understanding of one of our most beloved cultural institutions?and our own minds"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jones, Wendy S
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.J667 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Social intelligence
Label
Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen, Wendy Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9781681775548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn975112215
  • (OCoLC)975112215
  • 2118659
Label
Jane on the brain : exploring the science of social intelligence with Jane Austen, Wendy Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9781681775548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn975112215
  • (OCoLC)975112215
  • 2118659

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