Iain McGilchrist is a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he taught literature before training in medicine. He was consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital, London, and has researched in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He now works privately in London and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye.
"McGilchrist describes broad [intellectual] movements and famous
figures as if they were battles and soldiers in a 2,500-year war
between the brain's hemispheres. . . . A scintillating intelligence
is at work."-Economist