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

  • McGilchrist, Iain.
[2009], ©2009
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About this work


New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

ix, 597 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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 Reformation -- The Enlightenment -- Romanticism -- Modernism and postmodernism.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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