The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA’s free public events program. To view the full lecture, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC4wiWk lasting 32 min or the short presentation (see below).

Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls’ College, Oxford, where he taught literature, before training in medicine. He has an interest in brain research, and now works as a private consultant in London, where he was a Consultant and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital Acute Mental Health Services. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.