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The Resource The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist

The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist

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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Title
The master and his emissary
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the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Statement of responsibility
Iain McGilchrist
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 that 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, colour and value." - back cover
Summary
Explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and argues that the brain's differing insights, values, and priorities have had profound effects on society, history, and culture.$1
Writing style
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10152020
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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McGilchrist, Iain
Dewey number
612.825
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Cerebral dominance
  • Civilization, Western
Target audience
adult
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the divided brain and the making of the Western world
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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
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Copyright
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Previous edition: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079209821
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition, new expanded edition.
Extent
xxvi, 588 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300245929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079209821
Label
The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079209821
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition, new expanded edition.
Extent
xxvi, 588 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300245929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079209821

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