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How has the divided brain shaped the modern world?

How has the divided brain shaped the modern world?

Nick Spencer speaks to Iain McGilchrist about brains, minds, cultures, and God. 24/11/2020

Humans see and understand the world in different ways, ways that appear to map onto the brain’s function and in particular its hemispheric nature. But how has that ‘attention’ shaped the world we live in today?

Nick Spencer talks to the former Consultant Psychiatrist and author of ‘The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World’ about brains, minds, cultures, and God.  

Learn more about the people and ideas behind the episode

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

Channel McGilchrist

Murdering to dissect: The Master and his Emissary

The Divided Brain

Iain McGilchrist


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Posted 24 November 2020

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