Friday, 11 May 2012

The Dilemma of the Human Brain

Left or Right - The eternal fight

You probably know that your brain is divided into two different hemispheres that are interlinked and interact with each other, but still have their very own challenges and tasks to manage. But do you know what exactly your right brain hemisphere is doing? And why we need the left brain hemisphere? How are these two halves intertwined to provide us with such a holistic and complex cerebral system?

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains the dilemma of the human brain in an entertaining and colourful way underpinned with graphic elements. His lecture combines a humorous approach with a serious topic and ends with Albert Einstein’s words:

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant, but has forgotten the gift."

 The Divided Brain

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