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The Divided Brain: A dialogue with Dr Iain McGilchrist

During the 2020 Online Retreat, Understanding the Mind, Brother Phap Linh and Dr. Liam Kavanagh hosted a discussion with psychiatrist and writer Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary, whose work focuses on the divide between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Below you can watch edited highlights of the discussion about how our left and right brains see the world differently, holistically or in small bits and pieces. The full dialogue is also included below.

Understanding the Mind was an online retreat which brought together Scientists and Meditators, we host a similar retreat this year, Touching Reality from June 15th to June 20th. You can find out more here.

Left brain or right brain? (14 minutes)
Watch the full dialogue
Part 1 (63 minutes)
Part 2 (43 minutes)
Q+A (38 minutes)


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