Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist is a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a research fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and has published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry. McGilchrist is the author of Against Criticism (Faber, 1982), The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World(Yale, 2009), The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning: Why Are We So Unhappy? (Yale, 2012), and is currently working on a project entitled There Are No Things, to be published by Penguin. He lives on the Isle of Skye.

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Ways of Attending: How Our Divided Brain Constructs the World

Ways of Attending: How Our Divided Brain Constructs the World

by Iain McGilchrist

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Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a... (more)

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

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

by Iain McGilchrist

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Why is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries. In a book of unprecedented scope, Iain McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent... (more)

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