Iain McGilchristIain McGilchrist MD

Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, The Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Iain McGilchrist came to medicine from a background in the humanities, writing about issues in literature and philosophy. He trained in medicine because of an interest in the mind-body problem and practised in psychiatry and researched in neuropsychology, including neuroimaging. He seeks to understand the mind and the brain by seeing them in the broadest possible context—that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise.

His most recent book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, explores the nature of the brain's two hemispheres, their relationship to one another, and their link to the creation of our consciousness and our culture. His current work involves the dangers of reductionism and the urgent need to get beyond it in order to understand reality.


Texas Brain & Spine Institute Annual Neuroscience Symposium
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