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Iain McGilchrist

I was not asked to write this review; I asked to be allowed to. I ordered my copy immediately after reading Mary Midgley's review 1 in the Guardian and waited impatiently for it to arrive. When it did, I read it in every spare moment I had, and a lot I hadn't, ending up with underlinings and sometimes manic exclamation marks pencilled onto almost every page: in all, not including another of small-print notes and references. In other words, it makes at least an attempt to stop the excitement of first reading being grabbed and ossified by my left hemisphere. Iain McGilchrist's qualifications for his massive undertaking are ideal, perhaps unique. Nor does he duck the limitations of these techniques. He notes therefore, among numerous surprising discoveries, that the great majority of inter-hemispheric connections in the corpus callosum are inhibitory.

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: McGilchrist Published Psychology. In a book of unprecedented scope--now available in a larger format-Iain McGilchrist presents a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain's left and right hemispheres, and how those differences have affected society, history, and culture. View PDF. Save to Library.

Amazon US. Amazon UK. This book argues that the division of the brain into two hemispheres is essential to human existence, making possible incompatible versions of the world, with quite different priorities and values. Most scientists long ago abandoned the attempt to understand why nature has so carefully segregated the hemispheres, or how to make coherent the large, and expanding, body of evidence about their differences. In fact to talk about the topic is to invite dismissal. And we now know that every type of function — including reason, emotion, language and imagery — is subserved not by one hemisphere alone, but by both. But, like the brain itself, the relationship between the hemispheres is not symmetrical.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

McGilchrist argues that the driving force in cultural history lies not in institutions or ideas but in the human brain—specifically in the struggle for supremacy between the right and left hemispheres, which have fundamentally different ways of apprehending and engaging the world. This requires less of a willfully directed, narrowly focused attention, and more of an open, receptive, widely diffused alertness to whatever exists, with allegiances outside of the self The two approaches to the world can interfere with each another. That encroachment has reshaped the human brain, enhancing its lefthemisphere capacity for information gathering, manipulation, and exploitation at the expense of its right-hemisphere capacity for wisdom, empathy, and altruism.

A new edition of the bestselling classic — published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain — the place where mind meets matter. But is this distinction true? Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic — stripped of depth, colour and value.

Любые частные лица, которые попытаются создать описанные здесь изделия, рискуют подвергнуться смертоносному облучению и или вызвать самопроизвольный взрыв. - Самопроизвольный взрыв? - ужаснулась Соши.

Мне было нужно… Но тигрица уже изготовилась к прыжку. - В вашем распоряжении двадцать тысяч сотрудников. С какой стати вы решили послать туда моего будущего мужа.

Он превозносил достоинства Цифровой крепости по электронной почте, которую направлял на свой собственный адрес. Он писал письма, отправлял их анонимному провайдеру, а несколько часов спустя этот провайдер присылал эти письма ему самому. Теперь, подумала Сьюзан, все встало на свои места.

Развяжи. Развяжи, пока не явились агенты безопасности. - Они не придут, - сказала она безучастно. Хейл побледнел.

2 Response
  1. Vincent B.

    The differing world views of the right and left brain the "Master" and "Emissary" in the title, respectively have, according to the author, shaped Western culture since the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato , and the growing conflict between these views has implications for the way the modern world is changing.

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