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The Resource The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist

The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist

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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Title
The master and his emissary
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the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Statement of responsibility
Iain McGilchrist
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title provides an exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture.
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McGilchrist, Iain
Dewey number
612.825
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cerebral dominance
  • Civilization, Western
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
  • Popular science
  • Human biology
  • Psychology
  • Social & cultural history
  • Anatomy
  • Neurosciences
  • Physiology
Summary expansion
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. McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent research in neuroscience and psychology to reveal that the difference is profound: the left hemisphere is detail oriented, while the right has greater breadth, flexibility, and generosity. McGilchrist then takes the reader on a journey through the history of Western culture, illustrating the tension between these two worlds as revealed in the thought and belief of thinkers and artists from Aeschylus to Magritte. "A landmark new book. . . . It tells a story you need to hear, of where we live now."-Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times"A very remarkable book. . . . McGilchrist, who is both an experienced psychiatrist and a shrewd philosopher, looks at the relation between our two brain-hemispheres in a new light, not just as an interesting neurological problem but as a crucial shaping factor in our culture . . . splendidly thought-provoking. . . . I couldn't put it down."-Mary Midgley, The GuardianNamed one of the best books of 2010 by The Guardian
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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0018591480
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 534 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300188370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0018591480
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 534 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300188370
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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