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The Master and His Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Iain McGilchrist

Uncover the profound difference between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and how they shape our experience of the world. Drawing on recent research and case studies, this book explores how the left hemisphere is detail-oriented and self-interested, while the right hemisphere is flexible and generous. From the evolution of language and music to the history of philosophy and mental illness, the author takes us on a journey through Western culture to demonstrate the tension between these two worlds. A thought-provoking read that sheds new light on the modern world and its potential consequences.
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I had some Zoom chats recently with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, who wrote the most interesting book I have ever read. I think some of my twits might enjoy them. Here’s the first. For the full clip, click here:      fuente
Recommendation: One of the most profound #books I’ve ever read. I got 300 pages into « The Master and His Emissary » in 2021, on Kindle… then decided to start the new year by rereading it from page 1, in hard copy, with red pencil in hand for underlining. Because… (Thread)      fuente
Iain McGilchrist's "The master and his emissary" is an important book, but it is dense and long. He has written a useful summary of the main argument here:      fuente