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The Resource The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist

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

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The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Title
The master and his emissary
Title remainder
the divided brain and the making of the Western world
Statement of responsibility
Iain McGilchrist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries. In this book, Iain McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent brain research, illustrated with case histories, to reveal that the difference is profound - not just this or that function, but two whole, coherent, but incompatible ways of experiencing the world. The left hemisphere is detail oriented, prefers mechanisms to living things, and is inclined to self-interest, where the right hemisphere has greater breadth, flexibility, and generosity. This division helps explain the origins of music and language, and casts new light on the history of philosophy, as well as on some mental illnesses."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGilchrist, Iain
Dewey number
612.8/25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QP385.5
LC item number
.M36 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 L-667
  • WL 335
NLM item number
M4775m 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cerebral dominance
  • Dominance, Cerebral
  • Cerebrum
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Social Change
  • Western World
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Cerebral dominance
  • Geistesgeschichte
  • Hemisphärenspezialisierung
  • Kulturelle Evolution
  • Weltproblematik
Label
The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
808346541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 534 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300170177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1138sk
  • 414972ba-bfff-4541-92b1-a8c951dc8c92
  • 7cdf7b1a-e4bb-4cc6-a8e8-8230526d053a
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346541
Label
The master and his emissary : the divided brain and the making of the Western world, Iain McGilchrist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
808346541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 534 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300170177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1138sk
  • 414972ba-bfff-4541-92b1-a8c951dc8c92
  • 7cdf7b1a-e4bb-4cc6-a8e8-8230526d053a
  • 22573/ctt5qbmxv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346541

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