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

Author: McGilchrist, Iain
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Pub Date: 01/02/2019
Publisher: YALE PRESS
ISBN: 9780300245929
Availability: In stock
Quick overview "First published in paperback 2010"--Title page verso.
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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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