The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
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. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stevetempo - LibraryThing
This work is not for everyone, but I give my highest recommendation. If you have ever had an interest in the brain, consciousness, or how we all perceive and engage the world, this might your cup of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlbertoGiuseppe - LibraryThing
A marvelous, herculean tome which points in the direction of how and where multidisciplinary studies could and should be heading in cogsci. and elsewhere. Even just the footnotes are a fountain of ... Read full review
The Ancient World
The Renaissance and the Reformation
Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution
The Modern and PostModern Worlds
Conclusion The Master Betrayed
PART TWO HOW THE BRAIN HAS SHAPED OUR WORLD
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