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The Divided Brain

Contrary to popular belief, the left half of the brain doesn’t control reason, and the right half does not control emotion and creativity. Nor do language or visual perception reside in just one hemisphere.

That said, the brain is most certainly split into two hemispheres that control how we think and act… just not in the way you may think.

This fantastic RSAnimate video of renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our “divided brain” has profoundly altered human behavior, culture and society. Check it out…


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