Love Itself Special - Interview with Dr Iain McGilchrist

by Cressida Bonas

We discuss the divided brain, and why it has such an important meaning for us today. I wanted to know whether we all have this damage to our right hemisphere, and what it means if the left side of the brain dominated the right. I questioned my response to beautiful music – is this experienced through the right hemisphere? – and we talked about the three things which make the right hemisphere stand out in its contribution to the human experience.

¬†Because this is love itself, we also talked about the things which make a flourishing relationship, what we might call “the soul”, and how we can accept both our dark side and the failures within ourselves in order to become succesfull, balance human beings.