Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Jane on the Brain
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Wendy Jones is a practicing psychotherapist and former English professor known for her work on the connection between literature and the mind-brain sciences. Jones received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Cornell University and subsequently was Senior Lecturer and a Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell and she has been a Visiting Professor at Williams College, University of Rochester, and Syracuse University. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Reviews

"A fascinating mash-up of literary analysis and neuroscience. Highly recommended for Austenites and pop-psychology fans, as both will find plenty of original, acute concepts to pore over." -- Booklist
"Recommended for Janeites and general readers interested in social intelligence-one needn't be a huge Austen fan to enjoy this odd combo. Particularly recommended for those who would delight in using the DSM-5 to diagnose Persuasion's Sir Walter Elliot with narcissistic personality disorder." -- Library Journal
"A psychotherapist and an English professor, Jones wears both hats simultaneously to describe why Jane Austen's novels appeal to the human brain, which craves sociability." -- New York Times Book Review (New & Noteworthy)
"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." -- Paste (Best Books of December)
"Being a Jane Austen fanatic isn't required for appreciating this fascinating book; Jones, a psychotherapist and former English professor, will win over the initially unconverted by the book's end. Readers will find this book well worth the generous investment of time required and finish it better informed about both the science behind human behavior and the artistry behind Austen's work." -- Publishers Weekly
"Jones has created an absorbing study of the ways our most beloved characters teach us about human interactions and social settings. An accessible introduction to the science of mind and the history of behavioral psychology, written in a warm, engaging, personal style." -- Historical Novels Review
"Drawing on psychology and neuroscience, Jones shows that Austen's works were ahead of their time in terms of how they portrayed social relationships. In other words, it offers a scientific explanation for why we're so obsessed with Emma, Elizabeth, and Anne." -- Real Simple

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top