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Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning Led by Dr Iain McGilchrist

Saturday 17 September 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20 FOR CONCESSIONS PLEASE CONTACT 020 7278 2070 E.

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided.


Almost everything you think you know about differences between the brain hemispheres is wrong. The topic was taken over and distorted by pop psychology, and hence understandably, but nonetheless irrationally, neglected by the mainstream.   So why is the brain, an organ that exists only to make connections, divided and asymmetrical?  What does it tell us about the structure of the world we inhabit?  Iain McGilchrist will argue that lateralisation is now the topic in neuroscience of greatest significance for understanding the human condition.

Dr Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London.  He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.   He is best known as the author of The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale 2009).




September 17th, 2016 10:30 AM   to   4:30 PM
St Marks, Myddelton Square
London EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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Event fee GBP 30.00

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