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Iain McGilchrist: The Divided Brain

McGilchrist-IainThe URL for the January interview with Iain McGilchrist will become active on Dec 31 at midnight, Amsterdam time (for EABP). If you try it before, it will return an error message. This is the case for all new conversations.

This is to let you know about the new conversation in the “Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy” series. This month, it is with Dr. Iain McGilchrist.

The “Somatic Perspectives” series is edited by Serge Prengel, LMHC. Every other month, there is a new conversation. Each conversation lasts approximately a half hour. You can listen to it on the website, or download it as an MP3 audio file. You can also read it as a PDF transcript (available on the same page).

Our January guest is Dr. Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist began his academic career as a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, teaching and writing about English literature.  In “Against Criticism”, he expressed his misgivings about the academic study of literature, especially its neglect of how individual, embodied beings encounter the unique, incarnate work of art. He studied philosophy, trained in medicine, and became a psychiatrist. He has since twice been re-elected to Fellowships at All Souls, has been a Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins, and a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital. He works privately as a psychiatrist in London.
His latest book, “The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”, explores the different versions of the world which are made available to us by the cerebral hemispheres, and their influence on the history of ideas and of philosophy in the West.

See: http://www.SomaticPerspectives.com/2014/01/mcgilchrist/

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