The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World Paperback
A new edition of the best-selling classic-published with a special introduction to mark its tenth anniversary “A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience.”-W. F. Bynum, TLS “A profound examination.”-Philip Pullman “Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative `master’ the right. Brilliant and disturbing.”-Salley Vickers, a Guardian Best Book of the Year “Clear, penetrating, lively, thorough and fascinating. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”-Mary Midgley, The Guardian
Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Consultant Emeritus of the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital, London, a former research Fellow in Neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, and a former Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch, who now lives on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of North West Scotland, where he continues to write, and lectures worldwide. He is committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise – the culture which helps to mould, and in turn is moulded by, our minds and brains.