The Master and His Emissary The Master and His Emissary

The Master and His Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

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Descrizione dell’editore

A pioneering exploration of the differences between the brain’s right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture



“Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative ‘master’ the right. Brilliant and disturbing.”—Salley Vickers, a Guardian Best Book of the Year



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.



"One of the few contemporary works deserving classic status.”—Nicholas Shakespeare, The Times“A profound examination.”—Philip Pullman



“Clear, penetrating, lively, thorough and fascinating. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”—Mary Midgley, The Guardian

GENERE
Salute, mente e corpo
PUBBLICATO
2019
26 marzo
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
616
EDITORE
Yale University Press
DIMENSIONE
9,3
MB

Altri libri di Iain McGilchrist

Il padrone e il suo emissario Il padrone e il suo emissario
2022
The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning
2012
The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World
2021
Ways of Attending Ways of Attending
2018