Parts and Whole, Science and Intuition, Left Brain and Right Brain with Dr. Iain McGilchrist

Running Time: 01:10:05 

In this episode, Dr. Tony Nader sits down with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, researcher and author, to discuss our various human worldviews, perception and decision making. How can individuals and society be deeply influenced by the primacy of one or the other of the two brain hemispheres? Dr. Nader and Dr. McGilchrist discuss the importance of each and the dangers of excessively relying on only one, especially the left half of the brain. In order to understand ourselves and the world, we need science and intuition, reason and imagination. The right side of the brain plays an important yet often neglected part in our ability to have a holistic, balanced perspective.

Dr. McGilchrist’s most recent publication is the two-volume work ‘The Matter With Things’. A sustained critique of reductive materialism which explores the questions ‘Who are we? What is the world? What is the nature of time and space? And what is consciousness?’ He is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a former research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore. He has published original research and articles in many papers and journals, including the British Journal of Psychiatry, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

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