Iain McGilchrist: Interview

Posted on Aug 09, 2016

Iain McGilchrist explores the key themes of his book ‘The Master and His Emissary’

The Master and his Emissary is perhaps the most influential and significant work to have appeared in the field of neuroscience and psychotherapy in the last fifty years. In this remarkable interview the author explains how the ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society, and explores what the implications of this are for mental health and contemporary therapy.

 

Some responses to The Master and his Emissary

‘Really superb!  The best book on laterality I have ever read, with profound implications for the nature of consciousness … … a true masterpiece.’— Professor Jaak Panksepp

‘A marvellous and highly original synthesis of ideas on how the division of labour between the two brain hemispheres can provide key insights into human nature – it’s odd that such an important subject has been neglected.’— Professor VS Ramachandran

‘A magnificent piece of scholarship.’— Professor Allan Schore

‘A landmark new book … it tells a story you need to hear, of where we live now.’— Bryan Appleyard

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