What is the meaning of ‘The master and his emissary’, the divided brain and the making of the western world, the lecturer asked what do we thought it meant?? 379 more words
Tags » Master And His Emissary
“There are 7 billion truths in the world.” I am paraphrasing from Iain Gilchrist’s ‘The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World’ 480 more words
The description of Tosca by the American critic Joseph Kerman is at odds with the enduring popularity of the work – the second most performed opera in North America in 2008-9 according to Wikipedia; and the disconnect between popular appeal and critical appraisal has endured over time. 382 more words
What are the main dangers of imbalance and what can we do about it?
“…we risk not just despoliation of the environment, social unrest and disintegration ultimately, but also mediocrity in what we do in science, in the arts, and in life generally. 69 more words
One criticism that is often levelled by those who know little of the subject but are convinced that McGilchrist must be wrong (as their dominant left hemisphere perceives a threat, and rightly so) is that his view is an outlier amongst neuroscientists, psychiatrists and psychologists. 321 more words