By Wendy Jones
An Austen student and therapist unearths Jane Austen's intuitive skill to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence—and how those loved works of literature can extra remove darkness from the mind-brain connection.
Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally renowned? Why will we learn Pride and Prejudice time and again? Why can we appreciate Emma’s mischievous schemes? Why will we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers?
We care since it is our organic future to have an interest in humans and their stories—the human mind is a social mind. And Austen’s characters are so plausible, that for lots of people, they aren't simply imaginary beings, yet neighbors whom we all know and love. and due to Austen's skill to trap the breadth and intensity of human psychology so completely, we think that she empathizes with us, her readers.
Humans have a profound desire for empathy, to grasp that we aren't by myself with our joys and sorrows. after which there's attachment, denial, narcissism, and naturally, love, to call a couple of. We see ourselves and others mirrored in Austen’s work.
Social intelligence is likely one of the so much hugely built human characteristics compared to different animals How did is evolve? Why is it so worthy? Wendy Jones explores the various aspects of social intelligence and juxtaposes them with the Austen cannon.
Brilliantly unique and insightful, this fusion of psychology, neuroscience, and literature presents a heightened realizing of 1 of our such a lot liked cultural institutions—and our personal minds.
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Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen by Wendy Jones