Writing on the Brain
THE SOURCE: “The Rise of the Neuronovel” by Marco Roth, in n+1, Fall 2009.
The obsession with describing human personalities in the cold language of neuroscience has reached beyond the pages of the popular press and such influential books as Daniel Dennett’s Consciousness Explained (1991). It’s now the stuff of fiction, writes Marco Roth, a founding editor of n+1. Behold, the neuronovel.
This literary breed was mem...