The divided (and interconnected) brain

Towards the end of this RSA Animate video, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist quotes Einstein:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.

McGilchrist suggests we now honour the servant trapped in a left brain mode of thinking the emphasises exactitude over the intuitive. It’s a good update of thinking on the left-right brain divide, which is more complex than some older models suggest.

Puts me in mind of what Viv and I call the tyranny of the explicit.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

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