Jonah Lehrer’s new book, “Proust Was a Neuroscientist,” was recently reviewed in the New York Times.
Just 25, Lehrer has been a Rhodes scholar, worked in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and was a line chef at Le Cirque 2000 and Le Bernardin restaurants.
He’s also the son of York County native Jean Hively, a 1970 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School. When she converted to Judaism and got married about 30 years ago, her name became Ariella Lehrer. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.
In his book, Lehrer explores how artistic insights predicted scientific breakthroughs, particularly how Proust penetrated the mysteries of memory decades before neuroscientists.
A National Public Radio interview with Lehrer can be found at www.NPR.org.