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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by [McGilchrist, Iain]
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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World 2, New Expanded Edition Edition, Kindle Edition

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"McGilchrist describes broad [intellectual] movements and famous figures as if they were battles and soldiers in a 2,500-year war between the brain's hemispheres. . . . A scintillating intelligence is at work."—Economist

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A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary

This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. But is this distinction true?

Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value.  

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8054 KB
  • Print Length: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 2, New Expanded Edition edition (14 February 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07NS35S76
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,207 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 starsmainly about the printing /publishing - not the some interesting content
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