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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world / Iain McGilchrist.

By: McGilchrist, Iain.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010Description: ix, 534 pages. : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300188370 (pbk.).Subject(s): Cerebral dominance | Civilization, Western | Celebrum-physiology | Cultural evolution | Social change -- historyDDC classification: 612.82 MCG Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Asymmetry and the brain -- What do the two hemispheres 'do'? -- Language, truth, and music -- The nature of the two worlds -- The primacy of the right hemisphere -- The triumph of the left hemisphere -- Imitation and the evolution of culture -- The ancient world -- The Renaissance and the Reformation -- The Enlightenment -- Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution -- The modern and post-modern worlds.
Summary: "Now available in a larger format, a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Asymmetry and the brain -- What do the two hemispheres 'do'? -- Language, truth, and music -- The nature of the two worlds -- The primacy of the right hemisphere -- The triumph of the left hemisphere -- Imitation and the evolution of culture -- The ancient world -- The Renaissance and the Reformation -- The Enlightenment -- Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution -- The modern and post-modern worlds.

"Now available in a larger format, a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture."--Publisher description.

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