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This event ended April 4, 2012
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City Arts & Lectures Series
Higher Education
Jonah Lehrer with Daniel Schifrin
Where
Herbst Theatre
Neighborhood
Civic Center/Tenderloin
When
Wed, Apr 4
Price
$27

Jonah Lehrer is a contributing editor at Wired Magazine and National Public Radio’s Radio Lab, and the author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. His newest book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, shatters the myths of muses and “creative types” and argues that creativity is instead a variety of distinct thought processes that anyone can learn to use effectively.

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Praising that work, Malcolm Gladwell says “Lehrer knows more about science than a lot of scientists and more about writing than a lot of writers.” Lehrer holds a degree in neuroscience, and a Masters Degree in 20th century literature and philosophy. He has written for The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Daniel Schifrin is writer-in-residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and co-host of its podcast series The Space Between. His articles and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and McSweeney’s. Schifrin is at work on a novel called The Garbage Guru

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