This book is not about what neuroscience reveals about love and about art, but it is about what love and art reveal about the brain. Although the border guards may not realise this, all human experience, including love, is mediated through the brain. The more important the experience, the more it can reveal about the fundamental properties of the brain. This is not a bland book. It will challenge your preconceptions. This book reveals the intimate relationship between the fundamental function of the brain and the highest of human experiences.