Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen

Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen

by Wendy Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681775548
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 502,402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Empathic Austen ix

1 Precious Feelings 1

2 Pride and Prejudice and Brains 27

3 The Sense of Sensibility 60

4 I Never Knew Myself 89

5 Changing Your Mind 117

6 The Map of Love 147

7 Ties that Bond 180

8 Growing Regulation 209

9 Empathic Emma 232

10 Mentalizing and Reality 259

11 Crimes of the Heartless: Empathy Disorders, Part One 286

12 Crimes of the Heartless: Empathy Disorders, Part Two 316

Epilogue 'No One So Proper, So Capable' 339

Sources 359

Acknowledgments 381

Index 383

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Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen has written masterpieces. Breaking her novels into scientific theories spoils their beauty. '