The Master and His Emissary by Lorna Landvik audiobook

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

By Lorna Landvik  and Iain McGilchrist
Read by Dennis Kleinman

Tantor Audio 9780300245929
27.26 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Lorna Landvik

Author Bio: Lorna Landvik

Lorna Landvik is the author of the bestselling novels Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, and The Tall Pine Polka. She is also an actor, playwright, and proud hockey mom.

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Author Bio: Iain McGilchrist

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 27.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English