This episode touches on a pioneering account that 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, our guest argues that 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.
We welcome the author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Iain McGilchrist
Iain’s website: http://iainmcgilchrist.com/
The RSA animation Iain refers to: RSA Youtube
Jordan Peterson and Iain having a chat: https://youtu.be/ea4mEnsTv6Q