Dr Iain McGilchrist addresses some of the most widely misunderstood ideas about asymmetry and symmetry. Drawing on his latest book, the Matter with Things, he explains how asymmetry is the greater of the two. Some of the questions he addresses are: What are the roles of asymmetry and symmetry?
Where do chaos and order meet? What would it be like for our brains to operate in the poetic domain? What are examples of asymmetrical and symmetrical things in the natural world?