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The Divided Brain

So, our nice neat divisioning of left-brain and right-brain might not be so accurate after all…!

Here, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist explains how it’s actually our Frontal Lobe that distinguishes us from animals, who also have a Divided Brain. It’s our frontal lobe that enables us to stand back and observe, weigh things up rather than take immediate action – and using this mental distancing of ourselves from the world, we can empathize with others.

He then goes on to show exactly how Reason and Imagination rely on BOTH hemispheres to work, and how our left and right hemispheres offer us two views of the world that we constantly combine in order to function fully. That said, he’s a Right-Brain fan and reminds us why it’s so important to use it fully and not neglect using it, as has been the case so often even in our modern, forward-thinking society…

Perfect food for thought this week, while I’m organising my first Right-Brain Business Plan ® workshops!

What do you think? Are you using both sides of your brain to their full potential? Which side, if any do you favour? How many of you are, like me, left-handed and what difference do you think that makes?…

 

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