This is a big one!
Dr Iain McGilchrist is one of my favourite thinkers, and it has been a long-term ambition to get him on the podcast for a chat - so you’re in for a treat!
Iain is a psychiatrist, neuroscience researcher, philosopher, literary scholar, and the world’s foremost expert on brain hemispheric differences. He has written several significant books, such as The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (2009) and the recent The Matter with Things (2021).
Connect with Iain 👇
Enjoy the conversation 👇👇👇
0:00 - intro
0:29 - Functioning of the Two Cerebral Hemispheres
1:10 - Attention in Perception and Understanding
1:45 - The Influence of Context on Perception
3:11 - Attention on Future Perception and Behavior 5:35 - Hemispheric Differences & Culture
13:39 - The Role of Attention in Understanding Reality
15:52 - Values in Perception and Attention
34:00 - The Illusion of Materialistic Satisfaction
37:51 - The Role of Dopamine and Addiction in Our Lives
47:29 - The Threat of Technology and AI on Human Relationships
50:17 - The Importance of Humanities in Education