• The Master and His Emissary

  • The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
  • By: Iain McGilchrist
  • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (547 ratings)

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The Master and His Emissary

By: Iain McGilchrist
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
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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, color and value.

©2009 Iain McGilchrist; Introduction copyright 2018 by Iain McGilchrist (P)2019 Tantor