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

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Winner of the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize 2009

Shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize 2010

Longlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize 2010

A new edition of the best-selling classic—published with a special introduction to mark its tenth anniversary

“A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience.”—W. F. Bynum, TLS

“A profound examination.”—Philip Pullman

“Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative ‘master’ the right. Brilliant and disturbing.”—Salley Vickers, a Guardian Best Book of the Year

“Clear, penetrating, lively, thorough and fascinating. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”—Mary Midgley, The Guardian

Author: McGilchrist Iain
Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9780300245929
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2019

Iain McGilchrist is a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he taught literature before training in medicine. He now lives on the Isle of Skye, where he continues to write, and lectures worldwide.

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