LEOIt is hard not to be amazed by the creative (and intellectual) talents of Leonardo da Vinci. The more you learn about the man the more you admire him. Perhaps no one in history has been so creative in so many realms of life than Leonardo da Vinci and it only makes sense for us to try to learn just what was going on in his mind.

That is the basic concept behind the book, Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain, which will make you feel a little smarter and like a total slacker at the same time.

About Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain: “Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius. Shlain shows that no other person in human history has excelled in so many different areas as da Vinci and he peels back the layers to explore the how and the why. Leonardo’s Brain uses da Vinci as a starting point for an exploration of human creativity. With his lucid style, and his remarkable ability to discern connections in a wide range of fields, Shlain brings the reader into the world of history’s greatest mind.”

In the gifted hands of Leonard Shlain, Leonardo’s Brain is not as scholarly as it sounds. It is definitely smart, but it is very accessible and provides the reader with a lot to consider about this great mind and what it means to be creative.

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.