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Workshop on the Brain

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


Puccini's 'shabby little shocker'

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

Domain dependence

…we can now also see the domain dependence of our minds, a “domain” being an area or category of activity. Some people can understand an idea in one domain, say, medicine, and fail to recognize it in another, say socioeconomic life.

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The dangers of a left hemisphere utilisation bias

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

Solar activity, climate, and cognition

Although I have been aware of this for a while, last week the BBC discussed for the first time the potentially large impact on climate of the long term solar cycle. 280 more words

Neuroscientist responses to McGilchrist

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