Master and His Emissary, The

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Master and His Emissary, The

Master and His Emissary, The

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

By: Iain McGilchrist

audio performed by: Dennis Kleinman
genre: Psychology/Science - Psychology
publication date:06/16/2020
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In a book of unprecedented scope 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 listener 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.