Iain McGilchrist is a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he taught literature before training in medicine. He now lives on the Isle of Skye, where he continues to write, and lectures worldwide.
"One of the few contemporary works deserving classic
status."-Nicholas Shakespeare, The Times
"Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative `master' the right. Brilliant and disturbing."-Salley Vickers, a Guardian `Best Book of the Year'
"A landmark. . . It tells a story you need to hear, of where we live now"-Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
"A seminal book"-Professor Ervin Laszlo, Huffington Post
"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
"A fascinating book. . . [McGilchrist] is a subtle and clever thinker, and unusually qualified to range with such authority over so many different domains of knowledge"-Harry Eyres, Financial Times
"A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience"-Professor W.F. Bynum, TLS
Winner of the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize 2009
Shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize 2010
Longlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize 2010