Tag Archives: Iain McGilchrist

A Grey Anatomy: Mapping the Cortex

This is the first of a series of occasional postings drilling down deeper into the structure of the brain. Show Me the Map In chapter 2 of The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist sets out to describe what the … Continue reading

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Free Won’t

This is the second part of the talk ‘Free Will / Free Won’t’. Notes in the text in the form [ABC] can be found by following the above link. Previously: Daniel Wegner’s ‘Conscious Will’ has been presented as a physicalist … Continue reading

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Planes, Brains and Automobiles

At a recent talk, Iain McGilchrist implied that as the human brain had evolved larger and larger, the number of connections in the corpus callosum that connects the left and right hemispheres had decreased in absolute terms. His book, ‘The … Continue reading

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A Brain of Two Halves

At a recent talk, Iain McGilchrist was promoting his new book ‘The Master and His Emissary’. In it, he examines the differences between right and left hemispheres of the brain and proposes a metaphor. The left hemisphere is the ’emissary’, … Continue reading

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